More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene of a CubeSmart self-storage facility fire in Spring, Texas on Thursday morning. According to officials, the facility, located at 765 Sawdust Road just west of I-45, has suffered extensive damage. Multiple fire departments responded to the scene, and firefighters battled the blaze for over 12 hours – at one point, there were nine ladder trucks and 22 engines on site.
The South Montgomery County Fire Asst. Chief Joseph Leggio reports that the fire is now contained, but says it was a difficult one to put out. "We would estimate the damage to be 25% of the top floor. Above and beyond that, the water damage that will follow that, we are not sure exactly how much, but a significant portion of the building will be damaged," added Leggio.
Crews said part of what made the fire so difficult to extinguish was having to break into each individual unit, either using bolt cutters or a saw to cut through the metal. Firefighters also had to be careful since they did not know what was in each unit, but thankfully they did not encounter anything hazardous.