(UPDATED) Crews contain fire at Confluence Energy in Kremmling | SkyHiNews.com

(UPDATED) Crews contain fire at Confluence Energy in Kremmling

A Kremmling firefighter arriving on scene to assess the situation. (By Sally DiSciullo/Sky-Hi News)

(Updated at 10:30 p.m. Friday to indicate origin of fire)

By Bryce Martin | bmartin@skyhinews.com

A massive fire that broke out this afternoon at Confluence Energy in Kremmling has been contained, according to local fire officials.

No injury or structural damage was reported, but several pieces of machinery were destroyed by the large fire.

Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin told Sky-Hi News Friday evening thatt the fire originated at the plant and spread into nearby wood piles. Though he indicated that an investigation is ongoing.

The fire was contained earlier this evening, but will likely continue to burn and smolder over the next few days, according to fire officials.

Highways 9 and 40 are currently open, but motorists are advised to proceed with caution in the area as responders are still active at the scene.

Kremmling, Hot Sulphur/Parshall, Granby and Grand Lake fire departments all responded to the scene, as well as EMS and Sheriff’s vehicles.

Confluence Energy, a manufacturer based in Kremmling, is the largest wood pellet manufacturer in the western United States and also works with the oil and natural gas industry to treat oil and gas waste streams.

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