Dozens of firefighters battle debris fire in Phoenix

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Smoke could be seen for miles. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Smoke could be seen for miles. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
A fire broke out in Phoenix. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation) A fire broke out in Phoenix. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
The fire seemed to be under control when a tractor trailer went up in flames. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The fire seemed to be under control when a tractor trailer went up in flames. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Firefighters worked to surround the flames and move the debris around in order to put out the flames. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Firefighters worked to surround the flames and move the debris around in order to put out the flames. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Fire crews spent hours fighting a debris fire in central Phoenix Monday afternoon.

The first started around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Grand Avenue and McDowell Road.

According to the Phoenix Fire and Medical Department, the fire was at a landscaping business. It appears they stored landscaping debris including bushes and palm tree leaves on the property and that's what caught fire.

[RAW VIDEO: Firefighters battle large debris fire in Phoenix]

Smoke could be seen for miles while crews put out the flames.

More firefighters were called out to the scene due to the heat and the size of the fire.

[SLIDESHOW: Dozens of firefighters battle debris fire in Phoenix]

Firefighters worked to surround the flames and move the debris around in order to put out the flames. They worked to save homes that are next door to the business.

Homeowners nearby helped out in any way they could.

[RAW VIDEO: Chopper aerials over large debris fire in Phoenix]

"Got my water hose and sprayed down what I could spray down," said Andy Viramontez, a nearby homeowner.

Firefighters lined the neighborhood street just in case any embers drifted over from the fire that was burning dangerously close to them.

In the end, no houses were burned.

No one was hurt.

An investigation into what started the fire is underway.

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