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Smoke from a fire can be seen from Seventh Avenue south of downtown Phoenix.
Firefighters and other agencies responded to a large fire at a three-story recycling and landfill business in south Phoenix on Saturday afternoon. The blaze caused multiple road closures.
Phoenix Fire Department Cpt. Kimberly Ragsdale.
“We were met with heavy smoke and flames coming from the building. We did initially go interior, and we were eventually pulled out, went to the defensive position due to the large amount of fire,” she said.
Phoenix firefighters planned to work into the evening to extinguish hot spots and set up a fire watch.
The cause of the fire remains unclear.
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