Western Excelsior fire expected to smolder for days

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Western Excelsior fire expected to smolder for days

Town cleaning up the morning after Western Excelsior burns

Western Excelsior fire expected to smolder for days

Smoke blew through the Mancos Valley on Monday as the Western Excelsior plant burned. Some residents were evacuated because emergency responders didn’t know if the smoke contained toxic matter.
The Western Excelsior fire continues to smolder, with some flames Tuesday morning. The manufacturing building collapsed in the middle.
The office building at Western Excelsior is destroyed and was still smoldering Tuesday morning.
Rain helped put out the hot spots at the Western Excelsior plant in Mancos Tuesday.
The backside of the manufacturing Western Excelsior plant is heavily damaged from Monday’s fire.
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