FD: Small flash fire causes evacuation of Phoenix computer chip facility

PHOENIX - Authorities say a small fire at a Phoenix computer chip company was quickly extinguished Sunday morning.

Phoenix fire Capt. Tony Mure said they got a 911 call around 9:30 a.m. from FlipChip International near 36th Street and University Drive.

Mure said there were about 20 workers in the facility when there was a small flash fire in a hooded booth area during the process of using chemicals to clean computer chips.

Mure said the building’s fire suppression system activated, setting off alarms and sprinklers.

The fire was contained under a hood system, Mure said.

Mure said a hazardous materials team responded to handle solvent on the ground that had mixed with water.

One worker thought he’d been injured but was evaluated and didn’t require treatment, Mure said. Everyone got out of the building safely.

There was no word on what caused the fire.

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