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Storage unit catches fire next to strip mall on College Avenue

Poudre Fire Authority firefighters extinguished a fire that burned inside of a storage container on Monday night, according to a statement released by the PFA.

(Photo courtesy of Poudre Fire Authority)

According to the statement, at 7:31 p.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call reporting a fire near a strip mall located on the west side of north College Avenue.

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The first PFA crew arrived at the Cottonwood Plaza strip mall located at 1415 N. College Avenue six minutes after the initial call.

There, firefighters found a storage container fully enveloped in flames just west of the strip mall.

Just minutes later, firefighters had the fire under control, preventing any significant damage to the seven-unit strip mall. A couple of units within the strip mall maintained minor smoke and fire damage.

The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation. More details will be released as the PFA provides more information upon further investigation of the site.  

Collegian news reporter Piper Davis can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @PiperlDavis.

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