Damages estimated at $700,000 in Monroe storage fire


Customers’ belongings fueled a blaze at a Monroe storage facility that quickly escalated into a huge 3-alarm fire.

MONROE, Wash. -  A three-alarm fire that destroyed a mini storage facility in Monroe early Thursday morning is now estimated at $700,000 in damages, said Fire Marshal Michael Fitzgerald of the Monroe Fire Department. 

The fire happened at the Chain Lake Self Storage at 14911 Chain Lake Road before 1 a.m.

More than 60 firefighters from 11 area fire departments responded to the location.

Crews fought the blaze for over 10 hours.

According to Fitzgerald, 55 units were destroyed, 30 units were damaged by the fire, 38 units suffered smoke and water damage, and up to 62 units received water damage.

No injuries were reported.

Fitzgerald said the storage facility was protected with a fire alarm, but did not have fire sprinklers. 

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and still under investigation.