Commercial Fire | Phoenix, Arizona | 1

PHOENIX, Ariz. – UPDATE 1 – 2030 MDT

A large commercial fire is burning in the north portion of Phoenix in Maricopa County, that has been elevated to a three alarm fire response.

Media reporting that this fire started during a storm but Fire Officials won’t know if lightning hit the building or what the cause is until it has been put out.  We know, this could be several minutes to hours.

On July 10, 2018, a Social Media user reported that the Safeway in Show Low was blocked off by Police and Fire for over one hour due to a possible gas line emergency.

Photo Credit | AZ DOT

The structure is a Super Safeway located in the 8000 block of North 35th Avenue that first rapid deployment of fire assets was sent around 1802 hours MDT.


Resources from multiple Fire Agencies have been deployed.  The third alarm was requested by Command at 1902 MDT.

On-Scene Resources.

R15, R18, R26, R30, C99,  RM50, L20, L24, L26, L33, L41, BC2 , BC3, BC4, B8, DC1, SDC (Command), E7+, E15+, B15+, E18+, E20+, E26+, E30+, U10, U50, E910+ E918+ E930+ E960+  (Phoenix Fire)

C959. (State Lands)

BC151, BC152 (Glendale Fire)

F122 (El Mirage FD)

E159+ E152+,  LT157+ …  E153+, E154+, L4, L157+ (Glendale Fire)

F139. (Sun City Fire)

CRVA, CRVB, CRVC, CRVD, PHXP06, SRP000, SWG000 (Miscellaneous apparatus/resources)

Units In Staging.

E14+, E33+, E41+, SQ8+, SQ44+, BC1 and RH1 (Phoenix Fire)

F116. (Sun City Fire)


Phoenix Police have the following closures in effect:

–> North 31st Avenue through 35th Avenue

–>  Between Northern and Butler


There were reports of the roof collapsing into the center of the building.  Crews were unable to gain access to the fully engulfed structure due to safety reasons, therefore having to fight the blaze on the exterior and as a defensive fire.

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