Self-Storage Employee Dies From Injuries Sustained in Baton Rouge, LA, Facility Fire

Update 4/26/18 – The female employee who was found unresponsive following a fire at Safeguard Self Storage has died, according to fire officials. Her name hasn’t been released, and the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

The woman’s organs were donated, officials reported this morning.


4/25/18 – A person believed to be the complex manager at Safeguard Self Storage in Baton Rouge, La., is in critical condition after a fire started earlier today inside the facility residence. Upon arrival at about 1:15 a.m., firefighters saw smoke coming from the second floor and forced entry into the building at 10811 Coursey Blvd., according to the source. Once inside, they found the unnamed victim unresponsive near the second-floor stairs. They performed CPR on the person, who was later taken to a local hospital.

Although the fire is still under investigation, officials believe it may have been caused by a cooking accident, the source reported.

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Atlanta, Safeguard operates more than 70 facilities in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The company is owned and operated by Morgan Stanley’s Prime Property Fund.

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