Fire breaks out in Longmont’s abandoned sugar factory

Fire breaks out in Longmont’s abandoned sugar factory

Sugar mill fire

Provided by Boulder County Sheriff’s Office

Firefighters attack a structure fire at Longmont’s abandoned sugar mill early Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2017..

A fire broke out inside a portion of Longmont’s abandoned sugar factory early Christmas morning, but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze and prevent it from spreading throughout the property, Boulder County sheriff’s officials said.

The fire was reported at 2:54 a.m. Monday at the building in the 11,900 block of Sugar Mill Road. Firefighters from the Longmont Fire Department and the Mountain View Fire Protection District, along with sheriff’s deputies, responded.

Firefighters arrived to find a section of the property fully engulfed in flames, on the south side of Sugar Mill Road, just west of the large silos. Fire personnel are now in “mop-up” mode, according to the sheriff’s office, and will remain on scene to extinguish hot spots.

There were no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to the sheriff’s office.

The property has been abandoned since 1977, though the Great Western Sugar Company still uses the silos.

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Published at Mon, 25 Dec 2017 18:05:59 +0000