May 15 (Reuters) - Firefighters in Phoenix, Arizona, responded to a reported explosion on Wednesday afternoon at the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company plant in the city, the Arizona Republic reported, citing the local fire department.

In May 2020, TSMC said it would invest $12 billion in Phoenix to build an advanced semiconductor manufacturing fabrication. In December 2022, the company announced plans to build a second fab in the region, increasing its total investment to $40 billion.

The Phoenix fire department didn't immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. (Reporting by Kanjyik Ghosh; Editing by Kim Coghill)