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Central Phoenix fire produces black smoke visible for miles

(Phoenix Fire Department Photo)

PHOENIX – A junkyard fire poured black smoke into the sky near the stack interchange in central Phoenix on Monday afternoon.

The fire was located near 27th Avenue and Palm Lane, just northwest of the intersection of interstates 10 and 17.

Crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to nearby business, according to a 4:30 p.m. email from the Phoenix Fire Department.

Earlier, Capt. Frank Keller of the Phoenix Fire Department told KTAR News 92.3 FM that several vehicles in the junkyard went up in flames.

“Crews were dispatched to a business that wound up being a commercial junkyard with multiple vehicles inside of the lot, and they had a few of them on fire and the fire was just extending around the yard,” Keller said.

Traffic was expected to be restricted on 27th Avenue in the area for several hours while firefighters dealt with the remaining hot spots.

No information about the cause of the fire was immediately available.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Nailea Leon contributed to this report.

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