UPDATE: LFD says majority of storage units suffer heavy damage in morning fire

Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 8:03 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 20, 2023 at 5:14 PM CDT
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Fire officials with the Lawton Fire Department say a fire this morning near 20th and Kingsbury heavily damaged most of a storage facility.

Authorities say 55 out of 63 of the units at the Paradise Mini Storage suffered heavy damage during the morning fire.

The fire started around 6:30 a.m. and crews were on scene for several hours working ot control the flames.

Firefighters were forced to cut open almost every unit to douse all of the flames.

The Lawton Fire Marshal’s office says they are continuing to look at evidence and following leads to find a cause for the fire. They say they will release more information as it becomes available.

They also say if people at units at the facility they will need to contact the building’s owner but it will be a few days before a report is available due to the extensive damage.

Officials also thanked the Fort Sill Fire Department who sent a crew to assist and Kirk’s EMS for providing rehab for firefighters during the extended firefighting operations.