Fire guts BX storage facility

A BX storage facility sustained significant damage during a fire Tuesday night.

BX-Swan Lake firefighters were called to the structure on Baker Hogg Road at 10:10 p.m.

“It was heavily smoked in,” said Bill Wacey of the former barn that has evolved into a storage complex.

“There was construction inside that made it challenging to get at it (fire). It too a while to get to the seed of the fire.”

Firefighters also had to contend with the contents of the building.

“There was a lot of material inside that added to the fuel load. There was some pretty good flame in there for awhile,” said Wacey.

The roof was never breached by the fire but the building is gutted inside.

The fire is not considered suspicious but the cause has not been determined.

“We found the point of origin in a corner but we’re not sure at this point,” said Wacey.

Firefighters cleared the scene at 3 a.m. Wednesday but a fire watch was maintained.