Phoenix firefighters put out fire at scrap metal yard

Scrap metal yard

Credit: Phoenix Fire Department

A fire broke out at a large scrap metal yard in the area of 29th Avenue and Lincoln Street.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 9 at 12:35 PM

PHOENIX -- A day after battling a massive debris fire at a recycling plant, Phoenix firefighters responded to a fire at another recycling business.

The latest fire occurred around 8 a.m. Monday and involved a large scrap metal yard in the area of 29th Avenue and Lincoln Street west of downtown Phoenix.

An employee told firefighters that he experienced an electrical shock when a power line came down on a pile of scrap he was working on, according to Capt. Ruben Saavedra with the Phoenix Fire Department. He was treated at the scene.

At least 200 firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a different recycling plant Sunday afternoon.

That fire burned bales of paper and cardboard at Arizona Pacific Pulp and Paper near 36th Street and University Drive.
 

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