Update 6/23/23 – An arrest has been made in connection with a three-alarm fire at a Public Storage facility earlier this month in San Jose, California. Officials haven’t yet identified the person, nor have they revealed possible charges or the cause of the fire, according to sources.
The two-story building destroyed by the blaze contained up to 50 units. Several other spaces also suffered serious damage from smoke and water, according to San Jose Fire Department Battalion Chief Brad Cloutier.
Tenants of the self-storage facility haven’t been permitted to enter the affected units. Public Storage officials told one source that no information has been given to them from the fire department on they’ll be allowed at the site, a source reported.
6/16/23 – Explosions were heard during a three-alarm fire on Wednesday evening at a self-storage facility in San Jose, California. The incident at Public Storage, 88 Blossom Hill Road, was reported at 6:30 p.m., according to sources.
The fire began as a two-alarm but was upgraded an hour after fire crews arrived. A huge plume of black smoke was visible for miles, and neighbors reported hearing what sounded like fireworks or small explosions that shook their homes, a source reported.
The blaze was eventually contained, but firefighters worked overnight to prevent it from reigniting. Its cause is under investigation. No one was injured.
It’s unknown how many self-storage units were affected. The property contains one multi-story building and several single-story structures.
Based in Glendale, California, Public Storage has interests in 2,877 self-storage facilities in 40 states, with approximately 205 million net rentable square feet.
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