Eau Claire storage unit damaged in fire

Crews were called to the scene early Wednesday morning.
EC storage unit damaged in fire.
EC storage unit damaged in fire.(WEAU)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 4:37 AM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - At least two storage units have been gutted in an early morning fire in Eau Claire.

The Eau Claire Fire Department said crews were called to a mini-storage and warehouse on the 1000-block of Starr Avenue just after midnight Wednesday.

At the scene, they found heavy smoke coming from the building and began attacking the fire from the roof. ECPD officers were asking people to stay away from the scene, as firefighters were worried about a propane tank in the area. Tow trucks were called in to remove several cars from a nearby lot.

The fire was contained in about an hour, but the ECFD estimated there’s at least $150,000 in damages. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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