'Huge' fire reported at scrapyard in Pueblo

  • Source: KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs
  • Published: 06/22/2020 12:00 AM

Authorities in Pueblo responded to a fire near Santa Fe Avenue and Santa Fe Drive Saturday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Pueblo Sheriff's Office tells 11 News the fire started at a scrapyard. Pueblo Fire crews are working to contain the large debris fire at American Iron & Metal. A website for the company says they recycle scrap metal including junk cars, trucks, appliances, and more. A large plume of black smoke could be seen in the area. The Pueblo Fire Department says traffic is backed up for miles. A captain with the Pueblo Police Department tweeted a picture of the flames describing the fire as "huge" and asked people to avoid the area.


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