ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A fire at a recycling facility put out a lot of thick, black smoke over the Denver metro area on Tuesday afternoon.

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The fire was burning at EVRAZ Recycling at 5601 York Street.

Copter4 flew over the recycling fire (credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Copter 4 flew over the fire which showed fire crews spraying the flames with water.

Copter4 flew over the recycling fire (credit: CBS)

What caused the fire is being investigated.

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Adams County officials say recommended residents stay indoors as Tri-County Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment were requested to monitor the air. Tri-County Health says there is currently no hazard based on their monitoring.

  1. Robert Chase says:

    Can anyone at Channel 4 remember as far back as last year? I seem to remember two such incidents then. Why are recycling yards catching fire with such frequency? What is being done to prevent another reoccurrence? Adams County needs to inspect those within its boundaries and stop letting them just catch fire and burn.

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