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Two men stabbed at Christmas tree burning near Bush Highway and Sycamore Creek, Rural Metro Fire says

Posted at 8:30 AM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 16:04:29-05

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. — Two men have been taken to the hospital after a stabbing took place at an annual Christmas tree burning event near Fountain Hills, according to Shawn Gilleland from Rural Metro Fire.

Gilleland says initial reports suggest a group was having a Christmas tree burning event in the area of Bush Highway near the Sycamore Creek Trailhead when a fight broke out.

Two men sustained stab wounds during the altercation, according to Gilleland.

They were transported to an area hospital. An official from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said their injuries were non-life threatening.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will lead the investigation, Gilleland says.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 for updates.