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Fire crews battle massive blaze at Phoenix recycling yard

Recycling Yard Fire
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35th Ave Buckeye Road Recycling plant fire
Posted at 10:36 PM, Jun 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-06 20:42:35-04

Firefighters are making progress battling a six-alarm fire that sparked Saturday afternoon at a recycling yard in Phoenix, reports.

Crews say five commercial structures, including Friedman Recycling and a Purcell Tire Shop, are involved along with multiple recycling yards in the area.

Phoenix firefighters say 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 that's being fueled by lumber and tires in the area.

PHOTOS: Recycling yard fire in Phoenix

Officials say one firefighter on scene suffered a lower-body injury but is expected to be ok.

According to Arizona Public Service, at one point, there were more than 1,200 customers without power.

Fire officials are asking the community to avoid the area.

Officials say crews will remain on the scene throughout the night to extinguish all remaining hotspots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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