Fire at oil tank farm near US 85 in Brighton

Overnight the smell of oil leaked from tanks up in Brighton when flames burst from some of the separators.This morning crews still don't know what started the fire.

BRIGHTON - A fire broke out at an oil tank farm in Brighton near US 85 and Weld County Road 4 late Wednesday night, forcing the evacuation of workers as crews worked to put the flames out.

Personnel on site were quickly moved away from the fire and no one was hurt, according to a Brighton Fire spokesperson.

Fire crews worked around 11 p.m. to make sure all valves and oil were shut off to the oil separators that had caught fire. An assessment of the tanks was underway.

No nearby homes were evacuated and crews are working to get the flames under control.


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