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Fire at storage facility in Ogden causes nearly $100,000 in damage

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 17:36:29-05

OGDEN, Utah — Personnel from two fire departments fought a large fire as it spread through storage units at a facility in Ogden Wednesday night, and the damage is estimated at nearly $100,000.

It took more than 20 firefighters from Ogden and Roy an hour to put out the flames as they spread through 12 storage units at West Side Storage, 1326 West 2550 South.

The fire began just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. The facility reportedly didn’t have fire suppression systems. Firefighters said storage units present many unknown hazards because people put just about anything in storage, and items are sometimes packed in densely.

“They were piled so high, they’re stacked so high that we couldn’t get some of the burning contents out,” Battalion Chief Corey Barton said. “We actually had to cut through the wall from one side to make access into the other.”

The damages are estimated at between $75,000 and $100,000. There were no injuries reported in connection with the fire, the cause of which is still under investigation.