Greenhouse fire in Brighton determined to be intentional

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Greenhouse fire in Brighton, Colo.

BRIGHTON, Colo. — A greenhouse fire that sent black plumes of smoke up on Tuesday has been determined to be intentional, according to Brighton Fire Rescue on Thursday.

In a tweet, Brighton Fire said that the fire, which broke out at the Horiuchi Bros. Greenhouse at 16315 Tucson Street in Brighton Tuesday, was intentionally started.

The case has been turned over to Adams County Sheriff’s Office for investigation.

No word yet from officials on what the origin or cause of the fire was as of Thursday afternoon at 2:40 p.m.

Horiuchi Bros. started in the 1950s as a vegetable plant starter greenhouse for the family farm. The company’s Facebook page said it was a premium wholesale and retail greenhouse for annual bedding plants, vegetables and perennials.

The greenhouse was since abandoned, according to reports Tuesday from Brighton Fire Rescue.

This story is developing and will be updated as soon as information becomes available. 

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