VIDEO: Two-alarm fire burning at Arizona recycling facility fills sky with smoke

  • Source: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
  • Published: 04/19/2022 12:00 AM

Large flames and plumes of smoke can be seen from Interstate 10 near the Valencia Road exit after a large commercial fire ignited in the area Monday afternoon. According to Rural Metro Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the 5900 block of South Belvedere Avenue near Benson Highway and Valencia Road in reference to a fire at the UCC Recycling facility. Officials say when the crews arrived at the scene, the facility was fully engulfed in flames. As large storage piles of paper recycling materials, windy conditions and low water pressure in the area hampered the responding crews efforts with combatting the blaze, the commercial fire was upgraded to a two-alarm fire. As such, crews with Tucson Fire Department were dispatched to the area to assist with the blaze.


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