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Unknown number of animals die in Phoenix barn fire; investigation underway

Phoenix fire fighters are working to extinguish a barn fire near 67th Avenue.
Phoenix fire fighters are working to extinguish a barn fire near 67th Avenue.(Phoenix Fire Department)
Published: May. 28, 2022 at 6:24 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Firefighters are investigating after an unknown number of farm animals died in a large barn fire in Phoenix Saturday afternoon.

Crews responded to reports of a large fire coming from inside a barn near 67th Avenue and Baseline Road. Firefighters used several supply lines and hoses to attack the fire from multiple directions and were able to get it under control. Officials say due to the size of the fire and the amount of smoke, it’s unclear exactly how many animals died in the incident. The video below shows the firefighters working to put the fire out.

Officials say they're unsure exactly how many animals have died in the fire.

The Department of Agriculture, the Arizona Humane Society, Arizona State Vet, and Arizona Exotic Animals have all been in contact with officials. Fire officials say no firefighters were hurt while putting out the blaze. An investigation to determine what started the fire is underway.