San Jose Self-Storage Fire Damages Nearly 70 Units
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|Posted on: 06/01/2010|
A three-alarm fire at a self-storage facility Sunday in San Jose, Calif., burned for about six hours and caused damaged to at least 68 units.
The blaze at Bay Area Self Storage at 6020 Monterey Road was reported just before 7 p.m. Sunday but wasn’t contained until about 1 a.m. Authorities issued a shelter-in-place warning Sunday night due to heavy smoke from the fire, according to the San Jose Fire Department. Anyone within a half-mile of the storage facility was advised to stay indoors. The warning was lifted early Tuesday morning. An officer complained of a headache and sore throat, but no other injuries were reported.
San Jose firefighters Monday finished locating and extinguishing hotspots and remaining smoldering debris. Forty-eight storage units were damaged by flames, and another 20 had smoke and water damage, according to fire officials. The facility has about 470 units total.
Investigators believe the fire may have started in a unit, but the cause has yet to be determined. Tenants are being advised to set up an appointment with Hunter Properties, which owns Bay Area Self Storage, to access their units and determine if any belongings are salvageable, said San Jose Fire Capt. Charles Rangel.
Source: CBS,Crews Mop Up 3-Alarm Fire At SJ Storage Facility