A fire on Sunday at Viking Self-Storage in West Terre Haute, Ind., was deliberately set to cover up a burglary, fire investigators said.
The fire destroyed 34 units. The blaze was contained to only a few units in the east end of the north storage unit building when firefighters arrived around 3:44 a.m., but spread quickly. Firefighters had to force entry through every unit door. The 36 units in the south building were not damaged.
While investigating the cause of the blaze, firefighters discovered several units were missing locks. Some units also had missing items. The facility owner said he plans to rebuild.
Source: Tribune-Star, Arson Declared Cause of Fire at Viking Self-Storage