April 13th, 2015

Was It Oily Rags Again?

A building with 80 storage units at an A+ Super Storage complex in Lubbock, TX was on fire for 24 hours last weekend. Eventually Lubbock Fire Rescue had to call in heavy equipment to demolish the structure and remove debris in order to locate and extinguish any remaining pockets of fire.

At one stage […]

February 19th, 2015

115 Storage Units Consumed In Fire

115 storage Units at the A-1 Meriden Road Self Storage facility in Waterbury, CT went up in flames yesterday (image below).

Waterbury Fire Chief David Martin said that a decision was made not to make entry due to the type of construction of the building and the volume of fire on arrival. The fire […]

February 16th, 2015

3 Storage Unit Fires in 3 Days

We always recommend consumers checkout the fire precautions and alarm systems in their self storage facility and there is a very good reason. Facilities without an adequate fire prevention policy, a smoke detection system and a fire alarm that is monitored 24 hours a day, catch fire with surprising regularity. Here are some examples from […]

January 16th, 2015

Great Value Storage Fire

It’s simply a fact of life, if your belongings are in a storage unit with a company that takes security seriously you are less likely to lose them in a fire or have them stolen. Police monitored burglar alarms, fire department monitored fire alarm systems, laser beam security, 24 hour video monitoring and computer controlled […]

December 4th, 2014

Cause Of Storage Fire Undetermined

Following the recent fire at the Extra Space Storage facility in Venice, CA The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) have published the result of their investigation as to origin of the fire.

The LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Response Team (NRT) and ATF Special Agents from the […]