Explosion At APS Facility In Surprise Injures Firefighters

Published: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:02pm
Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:43pm

Authorities are investigating an explosion Friday evening that injured four firefighters at an Arizona Public Service Co. facility in a Phoenix suburb.

Surprise Police Department Sgt. Tim Klarkowski says authorities responded to a report of smoke at the McMicken Energy Storage facility and called for more resources after realizing hazardous materials may have been involved.

Klarkowski says the four Peoria-Fire Medical firefighters were taken to a hospital and do not appear to have life-threatening injuries.

Four Surprise Fire-Medical Department firefighters were evaluated after the explosion. 

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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