Large fire at Phoenix apartment complex forces 80 from homes

Oct 7, 2022, 6:37 AM

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PHOENIX – Nearly 100 people were forced out of their homes Thursday night by a fire at a Phoenix apartment complex, first responders said.

The complex near Cave Creek Road and 12th Street was engulfed in flames and smoke pouring out when crews from the Phoenix Fire Department arrived shortly after 7 p.m.

About 80 people were displaced; one man was taken to the hospital with minor burns.

The blaze spread from a ground-floor section to a two-story building, a fire department spokesman said. Multiple engines and ladders were used to suppress the flames.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

No other details were made available.

The blaze was one of three crews put out Thursday all around the same time.

Firefighters were dispatched around 7:15 p.m. to a home near 90th Avenue and Palm Lane, where flames from a burning shed spread to the house.

At 7:30 p.m., crews were called to an auto repair shop fire at 11th and Grand avenues. When firefighters reached the site, heavy smoke was rushing out the front doors.

No one injured in either of the other fires.

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