PAYSON, Arizona- KPHO/KTVK is reporting fatalities and multiple injuries are confirmed in an explosion and huge fire in Payson.
Fire officials are calling it a “mass casualty assignment.”
The Payson Fire Department says there was a gas explosion around 8 p.m. at a four-unit apartment complex.
Crews from several cities are responding with fire trucks, and multiple ambulances were called to the scene.
Witnesses reported hearing a large explosion and seeing flames.
“It was loud; rattled my windows,” reported one witness who heard the explosion.
ADOT tweeted that part of SR 87 was blocked due to fire trucks in the area.