Cheyenne Fire Rescue says a compost pile fire, which firefighters were called to around 10:40 p.m. last night and battled until about 2:30 a.m. this morning, has flared back up.

"CFR has been dispatched back to the facility, where they are separating piles and trying to control the scene," the department said in a press release.

"Due to the presence of heavy smoke, Windmill Road from Pershing Boulevard to Dell Range will be closed," the department added.

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"Out of an abundance of caution, the road closure will remain in effect for the next several days," police said in a Facebook post.

Police say the closure will not affect access to the East High School student parking lot.

CFR says the cause of the fire is under investigation.


A fire at the Cheyenne Compost Facility has forced the closure of a section of Windmill Road, police say.

According to a department Facebook post, Windmill Road is closed to traffic between Rock Springs Street and East High School and will remain closed until the fire is under control.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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