(Fox 10) Crews worked to knock down a two-alarm fire involving storage areas for metals and compressed gases in an industrial area near 19th Avenue and McDowell Thursday afternoon, just off the Interstate 10 and 17 interchange.
After three hours, firefighters had control over the fire, but authorities say the incident is still very volatile and dangerous -- the fire consists of compressed gases and flammable metals. It is a hazmat situation.
Large, billowing black smoke could be seen coming from the structure.
The Phoenix Fire Department stated, "We still have a strong boundary set up between the incident and other structures to prevent property loss. At this time Phoenix fire crews are able to enter the hot zone. They are assessing damage to structures, extinguishing large hot spots and monitoring for hazardous substances."
One worker was injured. Authorities say the adult male suffered minor burns. No other injuries to civilians or firefighters have been reported.
PFD dispatched more than 50 engines and other units to the blaze.
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