Fire sends plume of black smoke over downtown Phoenix
PHOENIX — A fire sent a plume of black smoke over downtown Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon.
The two-alarm fire was burning near 28th and Washington streets for a short period of time, and closed the light rail. Before 5 p.m. it was back up and running. Streets between 28th and 32nd along Washington were re-opened just before 5 p.m. as well.
Ben Santillan with Phoenix Fire said the blaze was in the roof of Paramount Promotions.
“It’s very difficult — in between that space is where that fire got — and it’s very difficult to get to,” he said.
Santillan said firefighters’ only option was to contain the flames and allow the roof to burn off.
— Jason Volentine (@jasonvolentine) April 7, 2015
Thanks Ken Wineberg for this picture of the fire at 30 St and Washington. Lots of smoke… avoid the area! pic.twitter.com/ASWNaLnIXl
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One nearby business was evacuated. No injuries have been reported.
It is unknown how the fire started.
KTAR’s Martha Maurer contributed to this report.