30+ CubeSmart Units Destroyed In Georgia Fire

Posted by Modern Storage Media on Apr 18, 2024 7:45:00 AM

A fire damaged dozens of self-storage units Tuesday night at a CubeSmart at 4015 Mini Trail off of Keith Bridge Road in Cumming, Georgia in Northeast Forsyth County. Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers said the fire happened just before 10:00 p.m. at Building G of the facility.


"We were dispatched to a reported structure fire in or around the self-storage area, and when we arrived on scene, that in fact is what we were faced with," Shivers said.


Shivers stated that 31 units were damaged, either by the fire or water and/or forced entry by firefighters battling the blaze. He also said that most, if not all, of the units were in use at the time of the fire.


"All the things that you would expect were stored there," Shivers said. "Everything from antiques and appliances, to ATVs, to just the typical family household items...unfortunately, a lot of different units were heavily damaged, and those folks are learning today that they've lost a lot of items in that property."


Shivers said crews worked for five hours to extinguish the fire and clear the scene. He said investigators are now working to determine how it started.


"Our investigators were on scene last night, they've been back today working with the management company," Shivers said. "Each one of those units has to be treated as an individual investigation because while the business is owned by a company, every one of those units had valuables inside, each owned by someone else. Every individual that has rent or lease of that space has to be notified."


Shivers said anyone who is a renter of units in Building G of the facility is asked to contact CubeSmart's management company to aid the investigation.