4 injured after explosion at Chandler supplement manufacturing facility
Aug 1, 2023, 2:54 PM | Updated: 2:56 pm
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PHOENIX — Three people were taken to area hospitals and one person was evaluated after a fire at a supplement manufacturing facility Monday in Chandler.
The fire started around 1:50 p.m. at Enzyme Process near 56th Street and Chandler Boulevard and with a hazmat element, according to Chandler Fire Department.
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Enzyme Process manufactures vitamins and supplements.
An explosion inside a 25,000-square-foot facility started the fire, which caused a partial roof collapse of the building, according to a press release from the fire department.
Crews used a defensive operation to extinguish the fire, which typically means crews are isolating or stabilizing the blaze to prevent spread.
Personnel inside the building were able to evacuate.
Crews from Chandler, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Guadalupe fire departments teamed up to extinguish the blaze.