Crews respond to 4-alarm fire at De Soto storage facility overni - KMOV.com

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Crews respond to 4-alarm fire at De Soto storage facility overnight

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Firefighters were called to the Budget Self-Storage facility overnight (Credit: KMOV) Firefighters were called to the Budget Self-Storage facility overnight (Credit: KMOV)

DE SOTO, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Firefighters in De Soto battled a four-alarm blaze at a storage facility overnight.

The Budget Self-Storage facility located off of Highway 21 caught fire around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Crews said the fire was reported by someone driving on Highway 21 who thought they saw smoke. The individual decided to turn around and double check. Crews mentioned if the individual would have kept driving, the damage would have been much worse.

Firefighters from 18 area fire departments were called to battle the fire. Crews on the scene said possessions inside five units were damaged and three of those units were completely destroyed.

Chief Paul Mayer, De Soto Rural Fire Protection District said, "The five units that were involved, we had to take everything out to make sure we overhauled it and there wasn't anything that would rekindled."

The items that burned were typical household items like clothes, tools and several sets of golf clubs, according to firefighters.

The fire was contained, but smoke damaged stored items in 27 units, crews said.

There are no known injuries.

Crews said there is no evidence or arson but it may have been caused by an electrical short.

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