October 28th, 2014

Where Are The Fire Sprinklers?

Inside the storage facility after the fireIs the storage facility you are using or planning to use, equipped with fire sprinklers?

Sprinklers may not prevent a fire but they can help contain the fire after it starts. There were no sprinklers at the Extra Space Storage facility in Venice, CA that was partially destroyed in Sunday’s massive fire (images below). The fire was attended by over 300 firefighter and took 14 hours to put out. Eight Los Angeles firefighters were injured fighting the blaze but fortunately not seriously.

Approximately 70% of the units were saved but many of those will have suffered extensive water damage. Self-storage facilities typically don’t carry fire insurance for customers’ contents in storage units and it is the responsibility of the tenants to make sure they are adequately covered.

Make sure you have insurance and check out your particular facilities fire prevention measures.

Firefighters at the Extra Space Storage fire

Firefighters at the Venice blaze

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