Several firefighters have been hospitalized battling a hazmat fire at a Phoenix pool supply warehouse.  Fire Captain Rob McDade says firefighters inhaled toxic smoke after knocking out a fire that set off a chemical leak.  Five firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and were sent to the hospital for breathing treatments.

They are in stable condition after an overnight stay and are expected to be released later today.  The 6th firefighter injured in the fire hurt his knee after falling four feet. Crews kept the fire contained to the warehouse and the chemical leak dissipated before affected the surrounding neighborhood.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Kris Dugan

 

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