Denver Fire Department responds to fire on West Colfax Avenue

The Denver Fire Department put out an exterior fire near West Colfax Avenue and I-25 on Wednesday afternoon. Smoke from the fire could be seen around Denver and prompted several people to share photos and video.

There were no injuries, Denver Fire Captain Greg Pixley said, and because the department was able to extinguish it so fast, no structures were damaged.

The fire broke out at Atlas Steel in the 1800 block of West Colfax Avenue, according to a tweet from the department.

Pixley said that exterior fires like this are fairly common, and despite producing a lot of smoke it was not a serious incident.