A significant explosion and associated fire caused significant damage and injured three people at a Phoenix strip mall. The mall is located at Camelback Road and 67th Avenues in the Glendale suburb of Phoenix. Fortunately, the trio of people that required medical treatment were not considered to have sustained serious injuries. Only one of the three required hospitalization.
Firefighters from two departments were called to the scene of the explosion. These were crews from Glendale and Phoenix.
Despite only three people being injured in the blast and fire, multiples businesses were damaged seriously. The fire spread to six individual establishments at the mall before it was brought under control. The dollar amount of the damage has yet to be determined.
Multiple people called 911 after hearing what was described as a loud bang. In addition, they also reported seeing a significant plume of black smoke rise above the mall at the time of the explosion.
The fire spread to multiple businesses in the mall rather quickly. The smoke at the scene was terribly thick. At the time of the explosion, heavy wind conditions made it initially challenging for firefighters to address the fire upon their arrival.
The Glendale Fire Department issued a brief statement at the time of the fire:
Firefighters from Glendale and Phoenix Fire Department responded to a fire in a strip mall near 67th Ave and Camelback Rd. this evening around 6pm. 9-1-1 callers reported hearing a loud bang and seeing black smoke. Heavy fire and smoke conditions were exasperated by wind but crews controlled the fire and contained it to 6 of the occupancies. One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries while two others were treated on scene but declined further treatment or transport to the hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Stay safe.
An investigation has commenced to ascertain the exact cause of the Phoenix strip mall explosion and fire. There is no current information available in regard to the status of the investigation. No information has yet been released about what the suspected cause of the Phoenix strip mall explosion and fire.
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