Utah storage facility fire causes at least $1.5 million in damage

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  • E G MSC, UT
    June 17, 2019 11:24 a.m.

    I work for a storage place. Fires due to working on cars are so destructive. I know of 4 different places (all different companies) where it's happened. We have a clause in our contracts that if you start a fire due to storing prohibited items (like a project car), you are responsible for everyone else's belongings. We also make everyone have insurance too, just to be safe. I feel really bad for these guys.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 16, 2019 6:16 p.m.

    " He did not immediately know if the man who was working on his vehicle could face charges in connection to the blaze."

    Why not? There are rules against flammables in storage units. Guys that want to work on cars need to do so in other places. Or, make storage units be built with 2 hour burn walls, like strip malls and other connected businesses. If the owners knew that guys were working on cars (cars also have gas tanks) and didn't enforce the rules, then they should be liable. I feel sorry for innocent people that lost valuable things.