Firefighters called in an airport crash response truck to help put out a stubborn fire that burned a 63-unit Public Storage building in Edmonds.
Foam from the truck was put on the flames to help extinguish the fire.
Battalion Chief Don White says a passerby reported heavy smoke at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and called 911 on a cell phone.
Crews from several south Snohomish County fire departments worked until dawn to put down the blaze. They had to cut through most of the 63 steel doors on the individual lockers.
Fire crews had several challenges putting out the fire, including low water pressure and poor drainage on the property. The also had a tough time seeing through the heavy, dark smoke.
One firefighter who suffered from dehydration was sent to a hospital.
The fire destroyed the building. Damage is estimated at $150,000. Most of the property belonging to renters was burned or damaged by smoke.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times