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Firefighters battle recycling yard fire that forces evacuations in Phoenix

Jul 4, 2021, 2:54 PM | Updated: 6:54 pm
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PHOENIX — A third alarm salvage yard fire broke out in south Phoenix on Sunday.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which was located at 1012 S. 29th Ave. near 27th Avenue and Buckeye Road.

Initial reports indicated that “this is a large salvage yard with heavy fire,” authorities said.

The fire threatened adjacent properties to the north and south and forced the evacuation of several residential buildings nearby.

One vacant home used for storage on the property was destroyed by the blaze.

The Phoenix Fire Department said that fires of its size are upgraded to third alarm to allow more personnel to rotate and stay hydrated during extinguishing process.

Homes in the area lost power due to the blaze and APS was on scene to restore it to the neighborhood.

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Firefighters battle recycling yard fire that forces evacuations in Phoenix