Fire tore through Irondequoit (N.Y.) Mini-Storage late Thursday, and Ridge Culver firefighters were hampered by 11 degree temperatures and frozen hydrants in their battle against the blaze. Chief William Burkovich said he believed the building to be a total loss, though firefighters from at least eight town companies were on scene to assist.
In addition to water issues, the team faced a problem of exposure to the wood Rochester Stamping building just to the east. Using a “water curtain” technique, firefighters were able to mostly extinguish the fire, though hot spots were found all over the 40-by-300-foot building. Additional dangers came in the form of stored goods such as motorcycles, acetylene tanks and gas cans, said Burkovich, some of which exploded.
Source: Democratandchronicle.com, Fire destroys self-storage building in Irondequoit