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Fire in Phoenix Industrial Area Shuts Down Part of Interstate 10

A view of the fire that caused a portion of I-10 to be shutdown near the I-17 stack.
A view of the fire that caused a portion of I-10 to be shutdown near the I-17 stack.
Andrew Pielage

The large plume of smoke over Phoenix is coming from a big fire in an industrial area downtown.

The listed address, near the Interstate 10/Interstate 17 stack, is a distribution center for a company that sells electrical, welding, plumbing, and other industrial products.

See the complete slideshow of the fire.

The fire department has labeled the incident a hazmat situation, and according to one report, compressed gasses and other flammable materials were stored at this facility.

There is a report of one person being treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation, and a report of one of the employees getting minor burns.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, I-10 westbound is closed at Seventh Avenue due to the fire.

Phoenix police are also restricting McDowell Road, west of Seventh Avenue.

UPDATE 3:34 p.m.: The fire department says the fire's under control.

Fire in Phoenix Industrial Area Shuts Down Part of Interstate 10
Andrew Pielage
Fire in Phoenix Industrial Area Shuts Down Part of Interstate 10
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