Fire damaged six units of a large storage rental facility in the industrial area of Las Vegas late Tuesday evening. The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental. There were no injuries reported during the incident.
Fire dispatchers received a call that the automatic fire sprinkler system had activated at the Store N Lock storage facility located at 3350 Sirius Ave. at 10:03 p.m. Firefighters from Las Vegas and Clark County responded to the fire. On arrival, smoke was showing from the roof vents of a large metal storage building which is subdivided into 60 storage units which has a roll up door at the entrance to each unit.
Firefighters found the fire in one unit and it was spreading slowly into the unit on the opposite side of the building, the advance of the fire was slowed by an automatic fire sprinkler in two units. The unit where the fire originated was filled with contents nearly to the ceiling limiting the effectiveness of the sprinkler system. But firefighters were able to quickly douse the fire using fire hoses. It only took a few minutes to put the fire out. It did smolder for approximately an hour after the main fire because of the amount of contents. Firefighters had to remove all of the contents to ensure the fire was completely out.
Fire investigators determined the fire started in an electric power strip that was connected to a light unit in the storage unit. The fire was ruled accidental.
Fire damage was confined to two units. Four other units had smoke and water damage. Damage to the building was estimated at $15,000.
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