10 Jan 2012

Toronto storage facility burns to the ground

A recent five-alarm blaze at a Toronto storage facility left at least one fireman injured and many people worried about the status of their personal items, City News Toronto reports.

Fire crews were called to the scene of the Safe and Secure Self Storage building around 6:15 a.m. Monday morning. Upon arrival, there was heavy smoke causing traffic build up for the morning commute. After gauging the severity of the blaze, firefighters worked to evacuate residents and businesses in the surrounding areas, according to the publication.

A big concern among the firefighters was what exactly was in each self storage unit, as it is unknown if there were flammable items in there that could have been fueling the fire even more. Officials are currently working to get in contact with both the owner of the building and people who have units inside.

"We're not quite sure what we've got in there but we're working to try and identify who's got units in there," Toronto Police Sgt. Stella Karras, told the news source.

This accident may prompt other tenants who store valuables in Toronto storage facilities to check over their insurance policies, as many people have lost numerous possessions in the blaze that still raged well into early Tuesday morning. 

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