Another fire sparked inside the Suncor oil refinery in Commerce City on Monday afternoon, the company announced.
The fire occurred in the gasoline-making unit, the company said on its website. There were no reported injuries.
“We are working to determine the cause of the fire,” Suncor officials wrote. A company spokesperson did not answer additional questions from The Denver Post in an email.
The fire is at least the third at the Commerce City plant since November, following self-reported incidents Dec. 17 and Nov. 29.
The refinery just north of Denver is the largest single source of air pollution in the state, and has for years been the target of state and local authorities and community groups concerned with toxins being spewed from the facility. The director of Colorado’s Pollution Control Division, Michael Ogletree, at a recent public meeting said Suncor represents a “monumental challenge” for the state.
The aging oil refinery will be the focus of three separate air quality monitoring programs, the latest mandated by a 2021 state law.
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