San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) is offering 30 days of free storage at 12 of its California locations to individuals and businesses who’ve been displaced by the San Diego wildfires. Storage units are available on a first-come, first-served basis upon availability. The company is also offering evacuees a 10 percent discount on packing boxes, tape and locks.
“Our goal is to minimize the stress associated with storing items under duress,” said Managing Partner J. Terry Aston. “We’ll make every effort to accommodate as many evacuees as we can.”
The offer of free storage is available at the following SDSS locations: Butterfield Ranch Self Storage, Carlsbad Self Storage, Encinitas Self Storage, Golden Triangle Self Storage, Mira Mesa Self Storage, North County Self Storage, Olivenhain Self Storage, Poway Road Mini Storage, San Marcos Mini Storage, Smart Self Storage of Solana Beach, Sorrento Mesa Self Storage and Sorrento Valley Self Storage.
Several wildfires began earlier this month in San Diego County and other parts of the state. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said it has responded to more than 1,500 fires this year, compared to about 800 during an average year. Hot weather and high winds have made the fires spread quickly, according to authorities.
Founded in 1972, SSDS has a network of 18 self-storage facilities in San Diego County and additional facilities in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The company is locally owned and operated.