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4-alarm fire destroys 2 homes, damages 4 others in East Phoenix

Jun 30, 2023, 4:23 PM | Updated: Jul 1, 2023, 10:13 am

(Arizona Department of Transportation photo)...

(Arizona Department of Transportation photo)

(Arizona Department of Transportation photo)

PHOENIX — Firefighters from Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe teamed on Friday afternoon to extinguish a four-alarm fire that spanned an entire city block near 40th and Oak streets.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, the blaze began as a backyard palm tree fire, and it quickly spread into dense vegetation and surrounding homes.

Firefighters were simultaneously battling structure, vegetation and large palm tree fires.

Two homes were destroyed and four other homes were damaged.

There were no injuries to any residents or firefighters.

The fire started near 40th Street on Monte Vista Road, north of McDowell Road and in the middle of 36th and 44th streets.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

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4-alarm fire destroys 2 homes, damages 4 others in East Phoenix