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Crews fight fire at storage facility in Apple Valley

Firefighters on scene told KARE 11 crews the fire was first reported around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — Numerous crews were on the scene Wednesday morning, fighting a fire at a storage facility in Apple Valley. 

Firefighters tell KARE 11 crews were called to the Public Storage at 15075 Foliage Avenue around 4 a.m. 

According to Chuck Russell, Apple Valley Fire Chief, the fire started in a single unit at the storage facility and spread to several others before crews could put the flames down. 

Because the storage units were designed with security in mind, Russell told KARE 11 that fire crews needed to use a rotary saw to cut open the steel doors to access the fire.

Heavy smoke was visible for miles around, according to the KARE 11 crews, and emergency responders were blocking all of the entrances to the facility. 

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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