Massive fire burns in Tucson near I-10 and Valencia Road

A massive fire sent smoke billowing into the air in Tucson on the afternoon of Monday, April 18.

The fire burned off the I-10 near Valencia Road at a recycling facility on the corner of Belvedere Avenue and Ray Street, and the Arizona Department of Transportation warned drivers to slow down if smoke began to impede their view of the road.

The Tucson Fire Department assisted other departments to battle the 2-alarm fire. The department says the fire significantly impacted travel along the interstate.

"The fire is reported to have started behind the business. But unknown how the fire started," authorities say.

No injuries are reported.

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