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Phoenix freeway reopens after closure due to chemical fire

Posted at 9:19 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 16:23:38-04

PHOENIX (AP) — A fire involving hazardous materials burning in a truck trailer parked outside an Amazon warehouse snarled traffic in part of Phoenix on Thursday.

Dozens of Phoenix Fire Department fire engines and other units deployed to the scene on the city’s west side where a section of Interestate 10 reopened after being closed for over an hour due to the fire. News video earlier showed smoke billowing up into the sky, and fire Capt.

Todd Keller said initial reports from the scene indicated smoking was coming from a truck trailer that contained chemicals. An Amazon spokeswoman said no employees were injured.