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EPFD battles overnight fire in Lower Valley

EPFD working to battle fire in the Lower Valley

A fire at a self-storage building in El Paso’s Lower Valley was extinguished early Tuesday.

The fire happened at EP Easy Storage on N. Zaragoza Road, near Billy the Kid Street around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Witnesses reported the fire. When EPFD firefighters arrived at 11:35 p.m. several of the storage units had caught fire, said a fire spokesman.

The crews were able to “knock down” the majority of the fire by 11:50 p.m. but continued checking for extension and hot spots in other units until 12:46 a.m.

Spokesman Carlos Briano said 60 percent of the units had fire damage. They estimate the damage at $165,000.

Briano said the fire originated in one of the units, caused by an electrical short.

No injuries were reported, said Briano.

To request help with a home/work safety survey, escape plan or to inquire about smoke alarms, the public can call 915-485-5699 or visit www.elpasotexas.gov.

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