One injured after dumpster fire at Brighton High School sends large plume of smoke into air

BRIGHTON, Colo. — One person was injured after a dumpster fire at Brighton High School sent a large plume of black smoke into the air that was visible for miles on Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported after 10 a.m. at the school at 270 S. Eighth Ave.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control and crews checked the adjacent building to make sure the fire did not spread.

One person was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

South Eighth Avenue was closed between East Southern and East Egbert streets for the cleanup.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.