2 firefighters treated for dehydration following fire at self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Two firefighters were transported to the hospital for dehydration following a fire at a self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

BRFD arrived on the scene at 5:17 am Sunday, May 19 at Storage Rentals of America, located at 11500 South Harrells Ferry Road near South Sherwood Forest Boulevard.

Upon arrival, heavy smoke and fire was seen coming from the rear of the building, according to officials.

DOTD traffic cameras on I-12 at Sherwood Forest showed a plume of smoke coming from the facility and the fire department’s presence at the scene.

A spokesperson with the Baton Rouge Fire Department confirmed the blaze turned into a second alarm fire around 7 am but only one building was involved. It is believed the fire began in or around the first-floor entrance before it spread into several units on both floors.

Officials say nearly half of the units and their contents in the building were damaged by the fire while the remaining units and contents sustained significant smoke and water damage.

The St. George Fire Department also responded to the fire.

Officials said a cause is unknown at this time and under investigation.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguished a fire at a self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge.(WAFB)
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguished a fire at a self-storage rental...
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguished a fire at a self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge.(WAFB)
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguished a fire at a self-storage rental...
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguished a fire at a self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge.(WAFB)
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguished a fire at a self-storage rental...
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguished a fire at a self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge.(WAFB)
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguished a fire at a self-storage rental...
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguished a fire at a self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge.(WAFB)
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire at a self-storage...
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire at a self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge.(Baton Rouge Fire Department)
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire at a self-storage...
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire at a self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge.(Baton Rouge Fire Department)
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire at a self-storage...
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire at a self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge.(Baton Rouge Fire Department)
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire at a self-storage...
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire at a self-storage rental facility in Baton Rouge.(Baton Rouge Fire Department)

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