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Chemical spill clears out Phoenix businesses

(KTAR Photo/Jim Cross)

PHOENIX -- Dozens of Phoenix firefighters are working on a chemical spill at 36th Street and Broadway Road and have evacuated nearby businesses.

The spill at American Chemicals comes just two days after a fire on the premises. No injuries have been reported.

Deputy chief Chris Ketterer said containers of about a dozen chemicals have been compromised inside of the business.

Ketterer isn't ruling out more evacuations.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.


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