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Smoke, flames still visible morning after recycling plant fire

A fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at EVRAZ Recycling Denver, a metal recycling facility located in unincorporated Adams County.

ADAMS COUNTY — Crews remained at the scene of recycling plant Wednesday morning, a day after the fire, at 5601 York Street, sent a large plume of smoke into the air that was visible throughout much of the metro area.

Crews from Adams County Fire Rescue responded to EVRAZ Recycling Denver just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Video from Sky9 showed heavy flames and black smoke at the facility which recycles metal. It is located in unincorporated Adams County near the Denver city limits according to Adams County Fire Rescue.

Over 100 firefighters from over 15 fire departments have rotated through the fire since it broke out Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday morning about 40 firefighters were fighting the fire.