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Firefighters battling first-alarm junk yard fire in south Phoenix

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jun 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-12 18:53:03-04

The Phoenix Fire Department is working on a first-alarm fire at a junkyard.

The fire first started at the junkyard near 35th Avenue and Broadway Road around 2:15 p.m.

Firefighters say the fire started in a large pile of debris. HAZMAT crews are also on scene because junkyards often have tanks and other containers that previously held flammable materials. It has not been confirmed if any of those types of containers are on this property.

A firefighter recruit working the fire was treated and transported to a hospital after suffering from overheating while battling the flames in hot weather. 

Fire crews are still working to put out the flames, and are working to protect nearby businesses. They said windy conditions are making it hard to fully extinguish the flames.