LIVE: Black smoke visible in Denver from large trash fire to the north

A fire on Thursday afternoon consumed part of a large pile of waste at the Denver Disposal & Recycling Transfer Station in Commerce City, according to footage provided by KDVR.

Standing at 6091 Brighton Boulevard, the facility is just north of Sand Creek and Interstate 270. If you’re biking home along the Sand Creek trail, you might want to bring a bandana, what with the tons of burning trash and/or recycling.

KDVR has been streaming video from a helicopter as fire trucks spray the burning pile. Emergency responders appeared to be making progress on the garbage fire.

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