PHOENIX — A firefighter has been injured and power outages have been reported as crews continue to battle a massive sixth-alarm fire that sparked Saturday afternoon at a recycling yard near 35th Avenue and Buckeye Road.
Crews say five commercial structures are involved along with multiple recycling yards in the area.
Phoenix firefighters say this is the largest response for the Phoenix Fire Department in history. Currently, there are over 200 firefighters and 10 different agencies battling the fire that’s being fueled by lumber and tires in the area.
Officials say one firefighter on scene suffered a lower-body injury but is expected to be ok.
According to the APS outage map, at one point, there were more than 1,200 customers are without power.
Fire officials are asking the community to avoid the area.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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