Fire, smoke in Littleton, Colorado – Lakewood, Denver today

Denver firefighters are responding to the area of Union Avenue and Federal Boulevard in response to a transformer fire. According to Denver Fire Department, nobody is hurt and there is no danger to the public.The fire was producing kilometers of smoke to the Littleton and Lakewood areas. It is still unknown what set the transformer on fire.

Poor air quality on Tuesday morning in metro Denver is being attributed to smoke from a fire that occurred at a Waste Management transfer facility in Englewood, according to officials.At 2400 West Union Avenue, two buildings were damaged by the fire, which broke out on Monday. Paramedics treated one worker, who did not have serious injuries, according to tweets from Denver fire officials.

The “smoke that you see and smell this morning,” according to Englewood police, is a result of this specific fire.Air quality has decreased in places north of the fire due to southerly breezes, according to the fire department in Denver. The police department in Denver tweeted about the fire and smoke incident stating;

Good morning #Englewood. Thank you to @Denver_Fire for your hard work. @Denver_Fire is still on scene. The smoke that you see and smell this morning throughout much of the metro area is from this incident. The air quality is currently poor, so please take care.

UPDATE: @Denver_Fire is still on scene continuing fire suppression efforts. If you experience eye or throat irritation, coughing, difficulty breathing due to smoke, or have respiratory illnesses, avoid the area until conditions improve. Seek medical help if needed.

We’ve received plenty of questions about smoke in the Denver area this morning. The smoke is from a fire in Englewood. There is poor air quality to the north of this fire due to south winds. #COwx, the NWS Boulder.

Picture credit to CBS Denver

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