200 firefighters battled the blazing Recycling Yard in Phoenix
According to the Phoenix Fire Department, over 200 firefighters extinguished the largest fire in the city's history.
Firefighters are getting good knockdown on the fire. Crews will remain on the scene throughout the night to extinguish all remaining hotspots. pic.twitter.com/WdOuH1uBi9— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) June 6, 2021
A tire shop, a lumber company and a recycling center were among nearby businesses destroyed in the fire, CNN affiliate KPHO reports. The fire closed local roads, and officials asked people to stay away from the area.
*Update Recycling Yard Fire*— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) June 6, 2021
Crews were on scene throughout the night using front end loaders to extinguish active hotspots. 35th Ave from Buckeye to Van Buren will remain closed. We ask you to please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/VXQKL1TeY9
At the moment, the cause of the fire has not been established. Police and rescue teams are working on site. The number of victims is unknown.
This is the largest response for the Phoenix Fire Department in history. Currently there are over 200 firefighters and 10 different agencies battling the fire. pic.twitter.com/5SnGvEjztE— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) June 5, 2021
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