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Grand Avenue reopens 15 hours after fire at Glendale recycling yard

Aug 12, 2023, 7:03 PM | Updated: Aug 13, 2023, 10:28 am

(Kevin Stone/KTAR News photo)...

(Kevin Stone/KTAR News photo)

(Kevin Stone/KTAR News photo)

PHOENIX — An eruption of smoke and flames in Glendale on Saturday afternoon caused the closure of Grand Avenue between 59th and 67th avenues. The closure lifted Sunday morning.

Thick, black smoke from the fire at a recycling yard rose hundreds of feet into the air and could be seen for miles, while many citizens posted photos of the blaze on social media accounts.

Firefighters battled the flames near the intersection of 62nd and Myrtle avenues. Hazmat teams were called for assistance.

Drivers were encouraged to use 51st and 71st avenues as alternatives as well as Maryland Avenue for east and westbound travel.

Multiple power lines were reported downed along Grand Avenue and adjacent roadways.

No further information was provided.

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Grand Avenue reopens 15 hours after fire at Glendale recycling yard