Phoenix fire crews extinguish fire at a hot rod business in west PhoenixPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX - Phoenix firefighters had another busy night as they battled a second fire in as many nights. Crews were on scene through the night, but by Saturday morning the fire was out.
Friday night's blaze broke out at a business near 25th Avenue and McDowell Road.
The fire quickly went second alarm and firefighters went defensive as the blaze got out of control quickly.
The business is Arizona Hot Rod which works with muscle and classic cars. They do a lot of welding and inside the business are oxygen tanks, gases and oils all highly flammable.
The fire department received a call about 7:30 p.m. with reports of smoke.
When crews arrived the door to the business was locked and the business was closed.
Firefighters poked holes on the roof but were called off and soon after the roof collapsed.
No injuries were reported as those firefighters had all cleared the building and roof by the time of the collapse.
There is an adjacent business, but a fire wall between them kept the blaze from spreading.
About 70 firefighters were on scene to fight the fire and were being rotated in and out because of the hot conditions.
No word on the cause of the blaze.