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3,000 gallons of diesel burning, smoke visible for miles in Weld County fire

Everyone has been accounted for and no one has been injured.

A large fire in Weld County at an industrial site sent smoke in the air for miles on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at a Noble Energy site around 1:45 p.m. at Weld County Rd 30 and 47 ½. 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel are burning, according to Jolene Schneider with the Platteville-Gilcrest Fire Protection District.

Everyone has been accounted for and no one has been injured, Schneider said. A reverse 911 alert has been sent to people within a 1-mile radius for safety reasons.

Schneider says the cause of the fire remains unclear because it's burning too hot for crews to get close enough to determine anything.

According to Noble Energy, a piece of equipment equipment operated by Liberty Oilfield Services caught fire "while performing completion operations on a well at a rural Noble location."

The company says there are no producing oil and gas wells at this site.

As of 4 p.m., the fire was about 50 percent contained. Schneider says the fire should hopefully be contained with 1.5 to 2 hours.

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