Fire damages units at Cosmo Self Storage

Saturday, September 8, 2012 | 1:57 p.m. CDT; updated 4:38 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 8, 2012

COLUMBIA — A fire at Cosmo Self Storage on Friday evening caused significant damage to 11 storage units.

Several 911 callers reported smoke coming from one of the storage buildings on North Creasy Springs Road, and the Columbia Fire Department arrived at the fire shortly before 9 p.m., Captain John Metz of the Fire Department said.

Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the single-story storage structure. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to knock down the fire, according to a news release.

Of the 51 units in the building, 11 sustained considerable fire damage, and many others were damaged by water and smoke, according to a news release.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined, and the department will not be able to estimate the cost of the damage because the storage units are individually owned, Metz said.

Four fire engines, a ladder truck and a rescue squad responded to the flames.

The fire did not cause any injuries.

Supervising editor is Alison Matas.

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