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Crews protect homes from northwest Phoenix brush fire

PHOENIX – A brush fire that threatened homes in northwest Phoenix on Tuesday has been extinguished, authorities said.

Three teenagers admitted to lighting off fireworks that led to the brush fire, according to Phoenix Fire.

Authorities said two state land firefighters suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

The fire threatened homes near 63rd Avenue and Happy Valley Road.

Capt. Rob McDade of the Phoenix Fire Department said in an email that additional trucks and staff were prepared Tuesday in anticipation of a busy fire season.

Crews used brush trucks and tankers to control the blaze.

No other information was immediately available.

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