Damage and Injury At 3-Alarm Storage Facility Fire

Posted by Modern Storage Media on May 3, 2024 1:30:18 PM

More than 60 firefighters responded to the scene of a fire at Valley Self Storage in Kent, Washington on early Thursday evening around 5:10pm. According to the Puget Sound Fire Department, one person was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. The crew battled the blaze, which was called in as a 2-alarm fire but upgrade to a 3-alarm fire upon arrival, for over an hour.


Puget Sound Fire Division Chief Pat Pawlak said when the crew arrived, they discovered heavy smoke coming from a storage unit. To limit the horizontal spread of the fire, Pawlak said the crew strip cut the roof, giving the flames nowhere to go.



Fire officials estimate roughly 30 storage units were impacted by the fire and/or the crew while trying to get the fire under control. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Valley Self Storage, located at 21218 84th Avenue South in Kent, Washington, is part of the Urban Self Storage, Inc. family of self-storage facilities that includes more than 75 properties throughout Washington, Oregon, New Mexico & Arizona. The property features high-tech security, keypad access, drive-up access, push carts, vehicle storage, moving and storing supplies, and access to U-Haul truck rentals.