PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Dozens of firefighters are working to keep a fire from spreading at a recycling plant in west Phoenix. Crews were called out to the plant on 35th Avenue just south of Lower Buckeye Road on Friday evening. Because of how fast the flames were spreading, it was bumped up to a "second alarm," meeting more firefighters, trucks and other resources were called to the scene.

Phoenix recycling plant

No one was hurt.

Phoenix Fire Capt. Evan Gammage said there is a large pile of scrap metal burning. Firefighters are using ladder pipes and "deck guns" to put out the flames, Gammage said. At 7:45 p.m., Gammage said firefighters had made "significant progress" in putting out the flames.

Smoke was billowing up from the plant and could be seen for miles. Aerial video showed some flames coming from the scrap pile. No word yet on how it started. There are no reports of any injuries.


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