CO Oil Tank Farm Fire Forces Evac

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 11:09 AM gHale

A fire at an oil tank farm in Brighton, CO, last Wednesday night forced evacuations of nearby residents, officials said.

The fire began just after 9 p.m. and forced evacuations before the flames were put out, said officials from the Brighton Fire Department.

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Brighton Fire crews found four oil and gas separators on fire.

Firefighters made sure all valves and oil flow into the air was shut off while they set up a rural water supply to protect the remaining equipment and tanks.

Firefighters say the property is owned by Great Western Oil and Gas.

No one was hurt, and the fire was put out just before 1 a.m.

The Brighton Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.

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