Nineteenth Winter Explosion: "Significant Explosion" In Paradise Valley
OK....lots of explosions this week.....more next week.....
'Significant explosion' destroys home, damages others in Paradise Valley near Piestewa Peak
The Phoenix Fire Department said a large home in the area of 36th Street and Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley was destroyed Saturday afternoon after a fire resulted from a "significant explosion." Firefighters responded to the scene near Piestewa Peak at approximately 4:40 p.m. As of 7 p.m., fire crews were still working to contain the fire, Phoenix fire officials said. "The home was totally destroyed. We are protecting adjacent homes at this time," said Capt. Evan Gammage, spokesperson for the Phoenix Fire Department. "There were several other homes that got damaged due to the explosion." The Fire Department closed off the area as the scene remained active, and hazardous materials technicians were at the site evaluating for other hazardous conditions. No injuries were reported as of Saturday evening. "Once we can subdue this fire, we will release more information," Gammage said. Source