South side storage unit a ‘complete loss’

January 9, 2019

A storage unit on Tillman Road was destroyed in a fire this morning. No injuries were reported.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to 826 E. Tillman Road at 7:14 a.m., a statement from the department said.

Crews found one of the UStore storage buildings had heavy fire and smoke coming from it when they arrived.

It took firefighters from several city stations to aggressively attack the fire, which kept it from spreading to the other structures nearby, the statement said.

Crews were able to get the fire under control in 45 minutes, despite the moderate winds, snow and ice that made for slick conditions on the street and at the fire scene.

The structure and everything in the storage units were a complete loss, the statement said.

Crews remained at the scene to clean up and put out hot spots. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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