Lightning strike sets tanker on fire


Brighton Fire Rescue officials said lightning appears to be the cause of a May 5 tanker fire near U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 6. 

It started shortly before 1 p.m. Crews from the Brighton, Fort Lupton, Mountain View, South Adams and Southeast Weld fire protections districts assisted and brought foam to the fire scene.

The fire involved four empty fiberglass water tanks. Crews used water tenders to shuttle water to the fire site. No one was injured. 

Smoke from the fire was visible from as far away as Commerce City.


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