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Second-alarm scrap metal fire burning near 35th Ave and Broadway

Posted at 7:33 PM, Oct 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-16 01:31:03-04

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Fire Department is battling a second-alarm fire at a scrap metal yard near 35th Avenue and Broadway Road.

The fire was originally called out around 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Firefighters say as of 9 p.m. Friday the main body of the fire has been extinguished but they're still working to put out hot spots.

"Got all of the water supplies that we could, set up our deck guns and our ladder pipes. We've been using all the resources we can, including crane's inside of this facility to try to pull apart this pile and get to the seed of this fire," says Capt. Evan Gammage with the Phoenix Fire Department.

There were employees on-site at the time. Phoenix fire says they were all evacuated and there are no reports of any injuries.

We spoke with one of those workers, who says he is thankful he got out before the flames got closer.

"We were actually at lunch when the building started filling with smoke and we noticed that the yard was on fire, not even five minutes later, they told us to all clock out and go home," says Tyler Newton, who works on site.

Details on what started the fire have not been released. No injuries have been reported.