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Storage fire causes $700K in losses

MONROE, Wash. — The preliminary dollar loss as a result of Thursday’s early morning fire at Chain Lake Self Storage in Monroe is estimated at $700,000, Monroe Fire Marshal Michael Fitzgerald said.

Firefighters were dispatched to the mini storage just before 1 a.m. at 14911 Chain Lake Road. More than 180 units were destroyed, fire officials said, including 30 units damaged by fire, 38 units suffering smoke and water damage, and 62 units receiving water damage.

More than 60 firefighters from 11 area fire departments fought the three alarm fire for more than 10 hours. Approximately 500 storage units were saved, and the resident manager’s apartment and facility office were also undamaged.

The investigation into the cause of the fire continues. The storage unit was not protected with fire sprinklers, but did have a fire alarm system.

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5 Comments to “Storage fire causes $700K in losses”

    Matt Schex said:
    November 27, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Even though there were no fire sprinklers at least there was a fire alarm. The manager should be thankful that only about a fourth of the units on site were destroyed because from the sounds of things it could have been much worse.

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    Pallet Racking said:
    February 27, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    And that is exactly why they have such a high insurance…Fires are not likely to happen in storage centers, but whey they do, it affects more than the employees…

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