A fire broke out at Mini U Storage in Bradenton, Florida, on Saturday, injuring five firefighters and causing an estimated $1.5 million in damage to the self-storage property and unit contents. Initial responders from Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue (CHFR) arrived shortly after the fire was reported at 11:13 a.m. to find smoke and flames coming from the roof of one of the buildings at 5717 14th St. W. The incident escalated to a three-alarm blaze requiring about four hours to extinguish, according to a source.
CHFR was assisted by firefighters and support staff from nine different agencies and departments, including the Bradenton Fire Department and the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office. The extent of the injuries sustained by responders hasn’t yet been released. No civilians were hurt during the incident, a source reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Mini U is the operating brand of Dahn Corp., which has more than 45 locations across 11 states. Its self-storage portfolio comprises more than 3.2 million rentable square feet.
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