Firefighters battle junkyard fire in Phoenix

- Firefighters in Phoenix battled a junkyard fire Monday afternoon.

According to fire officials, the first-alarm fire was burning at the 3200 block of W. Broadway Road, and early reports indicate the fire scene is a large junkyard, and the fire is within a large pile of debris.


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The fire was declared contained by Phoenix Fire officials at approximately 4:30 p.m., and fire crews reportedly had to battle high winds, as well as various fuels in the form of plastics, tires, metal, upholstery, and tanks that previously contained highly flammable materials.

A firefighter reportedly had to be taken to the hospital as a precaution, since he was showing signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion. That firefighter is expected to be released Monday evening.

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