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Fire at Englewood trash facility extinguished

The fire started burning Monday afternoon at a Waste Management facility in Englewood. Smoke blew across the Denver area as crews fought the fire.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After nearly 24 hours, firefighters finally extinguished a large fire that broke out at a waste facility in Englewood.

The fire started burning Monday afternoon at the Waste Management facility on Union Avenue between Federal Boulevard and Santa Fe Drive. It was extinguished Tuesday afternoon. 

At one point, as many as 100 Denver firefighters were on the scene. DFD said two structures burned. The fire also affected power lines, complicating the fire attack, according to DFD.

One worker was treated by paramedics, the fire department said. No other injuries were reported.

Smoke from the fire continued to blow across the Denver metro area Tuesday morning.

"The smoke that you see and smell this morning throughout much of the metro area is from this incident," Englewood Police Department said in a tweet. "The air quality is currently poor, so please take care."

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