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Firefighters from Phoenix and Glendale put out a blaze Friday night that erupted at the exterior of a West Valley junior high where a new roof was being installed.
About 30 firefighters responded the fire at Estrella Middle School at 75th Avenue and Indian School Road, a spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department said.
The fire did not reach the interior of the building before about 30 firefighters could extinguish it, Capt. Larry Suberi said in a statement. But there was some smoke damage inside. There were no injuries.
A hazardous materials team was called because the fire reached some propane tanks, Subervi said. But there was no explosion threat because the crew was able to quickly control any propane release, he said.
Fire investigators were working to determine the cause of the fire. Initially, the source appeared to be tar from the roof work that got too hot and found an ignition source, Subervi said.
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