Blaze at Georgia storage facility sends 5 firefighters to hospital

  • Source: WRDW-TV CBS 12 Augusta
  • Published: 04/20/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: An Augusta firefighter is still in the hospital Tuesday after a storage facility fire on Monday. Firefighters continue to check to make sure the fire does not start back up. They say there are steps to help reduce the risk of something like this from happening. We spoke with one storage facility owner down the street, who says this is something out of a nightmare. Smoke could be seen from the highway as firefighters worked to contain a raging storage facility fire at Simply Self Storage. “My heart just sank,” said Max Vallotton. Vallotton saw the smoke on his drive into work. He’s the owner of Gate 5 Self Storage. “It was definitely a nightmare. The smoke was just very heavy and very black smoke, and I just cringed,” he said. After doing this for 16 years, it makes him think about what could happen.


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