A man died last week from injuries he sustained in a fire at Jack Rabbit Self Storage in Virginia Beach, Va. The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, was found by firefighters inside a unit at 5929 Providence Road on March 16, according to the source.
Investigators believe the fire began just after 7 p.m. inside an older-model Ford Escort station wagon parked in front of the units, and then quickly spread. Firefighters found the man unresponsive inside one of the units. He had severe burns on the lower half of his body.
The victim was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, but died the next day.
Fire officials said it was difficult to get to the man due to the “extreme amount of debris and clutter in the unit,” the source reported. Although he has been identified, investigators haven’t released his name until his family has been notified, the source reported.
Fire crews were able to get the blaze under control within 30 minutes. Two storage units were damaged by fire, and two others suffered minor water damage. No else was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Jack Rabbit Self Storage operates eight facilities in Virginia Beach, and one each in Chesapeake, Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va.