WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Thick, black smoke billowed from a fire at an oil and gas facility in Weld County on Wednesday afternoon. The fire was located at Weld County Road 4 and Weld County Road 27.

(credit: Brighton Fire)

What caused the fire is being investigated. CBS4 Meteorologist Dave Aguilera confirmed there were lightning strikes in the area at the time the fire was reported.

(credit: Brighton Fire)

Brighton Fire Rescue crews responded to the fire. Weld County Road 27 was closed during the firefighting operations.

(credit: Brighton Fire)

Firefighters used water tenders to shuttle water to the site of the fire. Investigators say no one was hurt, and the oil tanks are empty.

Jennifer McRae