Wood Pellet Plant Goes Up In Flames

KREMMLING, Colo. (CBS4)– A wood pellet plant went up in flames on Saturday.

The Confluence Energy plant in Kremmling continued to smolder hours after it ignited. The fire was fully contained but firefighters allowed a large pile of unusable wood waste product to burn itself out.

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The fire at the Confluence Energy wood pellet plant in Kremmling (credit: Grand County Fire)

The fire destroyed a stack of raw logs that was awaiting processing along with a large mount of chip material in front of the logs.

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The fire at the Confluence Energy wood pellet plant in Kremmling (credit: Grand County Fire)

The fire destroyed a chipper/shredder, a log-feeding machine and two fork lifts. A conveyor unit and other equipment was also destroyed.

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The fire at the Confluence Energy wood pellet plant in Kremmling (credit: Grand County Fire)

What caused the fire is being investigated.

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