- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A fire at a Pueblo area scrap yard that prompted a health warning is out.

The fire at American Iron & Metal led health officials on Sunday to warn that residents seal up their houses until the smoke is gone. Those with lung and respiratory issues were urged to leave.

Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Laurie Kilpatrick said Monday that the advisory has been lifted and the Environmental Protection Agency is assessing the yard.

The blaze began when a pile of combustible scrap, such as seats and dashboards that are kicked out of automobiles during the crushing process, caught fire.

It’s the second fire in less than two months at the yard. On April 19, that same pile of combustible scrap caught fire.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, https://www.chieftain.com



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