PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Crews responded to a 3-alarm fire at a central Phoenix salvage yard Sunday afternoon.

Initial reports stated that the fire happened around 2 p.m. at a salvage yard near 29th Avenue and Buckeye Road. Arizona's Family cameras showed a heavy plume of black smoke billowing throughout downtown Phoenix. According to fire crews, the incident started as a 1st-alarm before being upgraded to a 3rd-alarm due to the size and weather conditions. One structure, a vacant house that was built inside of a yard home was lost as a result of the fire.

Several homes in the area lost power as a result of the fire. Impacted residents were assisted by Valley Metro and provided shelter in the meantime. However, no residents were injured as a result of the fire.

One firefighter was treated for heat-related illness. They were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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