PHOTO: Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a two-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant Sunday morning.
Crews were called out to the area of 65th Avenue and Buckeye Road at about 10 a.m. According to Captain Rob McDade of the Phoenix Fire Department, “large bails of recycled cardboard and other paper materials” were burning, causing the flames to spread quickly.
McDade said firefighters went up to the roof of the large building to open skylights to vent the smoke.
Crews knocked down the fire and were dealing with hotspots in the building less than two hours after the first call.
The Phoenix Fire Department escalated the call to a second-alarm, which means more firefighters and resources were sent to the scene, “because of the size and contents inside of the structure,” McDade explained.
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VIDEO: An apartment fire reported near Main Street and Dobson Road in Mesa left several people displaced Monday afternoon.
The Mesa Fire Department said firefighters responded to a report of a bedroom on fire.
Crews arrived at the scene and found a fire coming from a balcony and a bedroom window of a second-floor apartment. Once firefighters were able to control that fire and search the apartment for any residents still inside, they found that the fire had reached into the attic, according to fire officials.
Around 60 firefighters were called to help contain the fire and stop it from spreading to other units. The fire damaged eight apartment units, with multiple people being left displaced.
No injuries were reported due to the fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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PHOTO: Everyone made it out safely after a Glendale home caught fire Sunday afternoon.
When fire crews arrived at the house near 59th Avenue and Cactus Road, the home's four occupants had already gotten out. Firefighters say they encountered a heavy volume of fire and smoke and began a "rapid attack." In a short time, they were able to gain control of the flames and began dousing hot spots.
No one was hurt. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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Firefighters responded to a smoke report on Sunday, Jan. 17, that turned out to be one of Yavapai County’s first major wildfires of 2021.
As of early Monday, Jan. 18, the Sour Fire has charred 1,200 acres in an area north of State Route 169 and just east of Cherry Creek Road, according to Prescott National Forest.
The fire is burning brush and grass and is also only about four miles west of I-17. It is 20% contained.
Firefighters from Prescott National Forest, Copper Canyon Fire Department and Central Arizona Medical and Fire worked until 10 p.m. Sunday conducting burnout operations east of Cherry Creek Road, south of Forest Road 96 and north of State Route 169. This was an effort to keep the fire from moving north of Forest Road 96 toward the community of Cherry.
Monday, the U.S. Forest Service said, firefighters will continue to reinforce and secure the black line along the perimeter of the fire.
The Tucson Fire Department is investigating a fire at some abandoned buildings north of downtown. The fire happened Monday night, Jan. 18, in the 1200 block of N. 13th Avenue, near Speedway Boulevard and Main Avenue.
Several abandoned buildings were involved in the fire, but firefighters extinguished the flames before they spread to a nearby home.
No injuries were reported.
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