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Over 30 Colorado Springs firefighters needed to extinguish storage unit fire

COLORADO SPRINGS - Over 30 Colorado Springs firefighters were needed to extinguish a fire at a storage facility on Thursday night. 

Fire and smoke damaged over a dozen self-storage units at the American Storage facility off Vincent Drive.

The Colorado Springs 911 communications center started getting calls about the fire at around 7:30 p.m.

Heavy black smoke was visible to motorists traveling along I-25 at the Woodmen Road exit and surrounding businesses.  

The first fire company arrived within six minutes of the initial call.

Because the units were locked, crews had to force their way in. Firefighters used rotary saws to cut open the storage units.

It took just under an hour for 30 plus firefighters to have the main body of the fire knocked down.

CSFD Fire Investigators were there until early Friday morning.  The source has still not been determined. 

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