Eight firefighters hurt in explosion

Eight firefighters were injured Friday, April 19, 2019 in an explosion near Phoenix. (KPNX)

SURPRISE, Arizona (KPNX) - Eight firefighters are in the hospital after an explosion at an energy storage facility near Phoenix Friday night.

Crews were investigating a battery fire at the power substation when the explosion occurred.

Three of the eight injured firefighters were flown to a local burn center, while the rest were taken to nearby hospitals.

The conditions of all the injured firefighters is unknown, but their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

"We do know that the entire call is under investigation with police,” said Michael Selmer of the Peoria Fire Department. “They are trying to figure out what caused this.”

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