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Fire at storage unit in Monroe

Posted: Updated: Dec 11, 2012 12:45 PM

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A fire burned a storage facility in the 3100 block of Breard Street in Monroe.

Authorities say no one was injured in the incident, as they do not believe anyone was in the building at the time of the fire.

City of Monroe Firefighters on the scene told KNOE 8 News that the fire broke out around 4 a.m. Tuesday and spread, making the roof cave in as firefighters tried to put the blaze out.

"We don't send firefighters inside. It's too dangerous so we set the ladder trucks up and squirted the water downward," Monroe Fire District Chief David Anthony said at the scene.

Fire engines were attacking the fire with hoses from above before firefighters could enter.

The fire was kept isolated to the storage building.

Entergy crews arrived to make sure the power lines above the burning building were not burned.

More than two hours later, firefighters were spraying down the remaining hot spots.

At this time, firefighters say the cause is undetermined but the building is a total loss and, at this time, it is not known what was inside the building.

"We can usually pinpoint a point of origin but a fire that's this far advanced, it is going to be hard to get a definite cause," Anthony said.

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