Crews respond to large fire at oil facility in Weld County


Credit: Rochell Sherman

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A large fire was reported at an oil facility northeast of Platteville Monday night.

According to Chief Matt Concialdi with the Platteville-Gilcrest Fire Protection District, the fire started at a generator at a PDC Energy oil site. It was reported shortly before 8:45 p.m.

The facility is located near Weld County Roads 38 and 35.

When firefighters arrived, they found flames between 20-30 feet high and 50-60 feet wide.

Several local agencies assisted Platteville-Gilcrest Fire.

The fire was under control at 4:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

PDC Energy is an oil and gas company based in Denver.

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