Police investigating fire at South Side self storage units
Fire investigators told workers at a South Side storage facility that it appears someone set two fires to separate units early Monday, a manager said.
“They were deliberately set, we’re just trying to figure out why,” Stash and Store manager Paula Fonzi said. “They’re not even close to each other. They’re very far apart.”
Public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said the cause of the fire is under investigation. She said it was reported at 24th and Josephine streets about 2:30 a.m. Fonzi said seven units were damaged in the blaze – three on one side and four on another. The units are in separate rows, she said.
“There’s no way they had any way to deal with each other,” Fonzi said.
Investigators told her it appears the fires started inside the units, but there was nothing within the units that could accidentally spark a blaze, Fonzi said.
“We don’t know why someone would’ve done that,” Fonzi said. Neither Fonzi or Toler could provide a damage estimate. No one was hurt in the fires.