PHOENIX (AP) -- Firefighters are at the scene of a fire at a cardboard recycling plant in Phoenix. A huge, dark plume of smoke was visible Friday afternoon just west of the downtown area.
Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Jake Van Hook says crews are surrounding the fire and are setting up ladder platforms to elevate water hoses. He says firefighters are also trying to keep the blaze from spreading to other nearby structures.
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According to the department's online dispatch page, multiple vehicles including at least a dozen fire engines are on scene near 15th Avenue and Grant.
The plant is located in a mostly industrial area near train tracks and an old cemetery.
If you're heading toward downtown Phoenix and see this smoke, neither I-10 nor I-17 are restricted. This fire is away from the freeways, near Grant and 15th Ave. #PhxTraffic pic.twitter.com/GktrJwY6nO— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) April 27, 2018