Self-Storage Fire Destroys U.K. Facility, Threatens Nearby Homes

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A fire at a self-storage facility in Burscough, United Kingdom, took three days to extinguish, and left the facility in ruins.  

Eighty firefighters battled the blaze at Abacus Self Storage for three days. The fire, which began Nov. 16 around 8 p.m., was so intense, 12 homes and a nearby business was evacuated.

Firefighters used water from the Leeds Liverpool canal to put out the blaze. Fire investigators found asbestos in the roof space, but said the substance likely wasn’t the cause of the fire and didn’t pose health and safety issues. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No one was injured.

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