Fire at Sandy storage facility destroys 1 unit, damages others

A fire at a Sandy storage facility destroyed one unit and damaged others on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SANDY, April 2, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — One unit was destroyed and several others were damaged in a fire at Sandy’s Public Storage early Tuesday morning.

Sandy City Fire crews responded to the business, at 9101 S. State, at about 1 a.m.

“On arrival, we were unable to make access due to security gates,” Battalion Chief Matt Stuebner told Gephardt Daily.

“When we got in, one unit was fully involved and it had spread to a second unit adjacent, causing complete fire damage to one and complete damage to the other, mostly smoke.”

Firefighters checked out all nearby units as a safety measure.

“There was some smouldering, but no fire,” Stuebner said. “There was smoke damage because the units are tight together.”

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Crews doused the fire quickly, he said, and remained on scene until about 3 a.m., “with fire attack, mop up, salvage and the overhaul we do on all fires.”

The exact point of ignition could not be determined, Stuebner said, but nothing was found to make officials suspect arson or other criminal activity. Security cameras caught nothing unusual, and on-site alarms were not triggered, he said.

Stuebner estimated damage to the structure and unit contents at about $20,000 damage. As of late Tuesday morning, attempts to locate and notify the unit renter of the fire had been unsuccessful, he said.

1 COMMENT

  1. I have 80% of my belongings there, as I moved out of state. I planned to return the end of this month to move it all. They didn’t email me about this, but contacted my emergency contact today. Upon calling I was told I needed to be there tomorrow to go through my unit to determine what was a total loss. I live in Montana, and traveling in 12 hours is nearly impossible. I am astounded by the situation and the way they are approaching it.

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