Massive fire destroys Arizona Safeway supermarket

  • Source: Arizona Republic, & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
  • Published: 07/12/2018 12:00 AM

Fire destroyed a Safeway grocery store in Phoenix Wednesday evening, engulfing the building in flames for more than an hour and producing a tower of smoke that could be seen for miles. Phoenix fire officials said a roof on the building apparently had collapsed during a storm that brought a heavy downpour in the area prior to the fire. The three-alarm fire broke out at the store near 35th and Northern avenues just before 6 p.m., the Phoenix Fire Department said. Both Phoenix and Glendale fire departments responded to the fire, which largely had been controlled after 7 p.m., although numerous spots still were burning within the store's perimeter.


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