Over 70 firefighters battle overnight blaze at Phoenix commercial building
Oct 18, 2023, 7:21 AM | Updated: 7:28 am
PHOENIX – More than 70 firefighters worked to put out a raging fire in a Phoenix commercial building early Wednesday, authorities said.
Firefighters are on the scene of a 2nd Alarm Structure Fire near 13th Ave & Roosevelt. We are currently in a defensive strategy. pic.twitter.com/Bvk8Gn1cey
— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) October 18, 2023
Crews responded to the area of 13th Avenue and Roosevelt Street just after midnight and found flames and smoke coming from the building’s roof, the Phoenix Fire Department said.
Ladder companies set up a “big water” operation to douse the flames from above.
Additional firefighters were called in to battle the blaze. Crews eventually adopted a defensive strategy to bring it under control.
The owner of the building told fire officials the facility was used as a liquidation distributor for products sold in drug and grocery stores.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
The Phoenix Fire Investigation Task Force is working to determine the cause of the fire.