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Firefighters contain junk yard fire burning in west Phoenix

The cause of the fire near 27th Avenue and Buckeye Road is under investigation.

PHOENIX — Three firefighters were hospitalized after a fast moving, wind driven fire ignited at a junkyard in west Phoenix Wednesday afternoon, according to Phoenix Fire. 

Firefighters were dispatched just to the blaze near 27th Avenue and Buckeye Road just before 3 p.m. for reports of a grass fire that may have spread to a fence nearby.

When fire crews arrived, they were met with heavy smoke and flames. Officials said due to high winds the fire quickly spread to nearby industrial properties and the incident was upgraded to a four-alarm fire. 

Crews eventually got the large blaze under control and will be working throughout the night to put out hot spots.

Phoenix firefighters said six people were displaced from their mobile homes. 

The fire department said two were transported for heat-related symptoms and the other suffered a soft tissue injury.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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