Fire destroys storage units in Dayton

This photo submitted by Adilene Rodriguez shows the damaged storage units at Superior Storage in Dayton following a fire on Thursday.

Firefighters from nine different departments responded to a fire Thursday afternoon at Superior Storage on FM 1960 in Dayton. The fire appears to have originated in one of the storage units, though the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The fire completely destroyed an entire row of storage units and threatened others before firefighters brought the fire under control.

“We had numerous fire departments responding because we had trouble getting to the fire. The units all had locks on them so we had to cut through the doors of several storage units to apply water to the fire,” said Liberty County Fire Marshal Bill Hergemueller.

The fire departments responding were Dayton, HWY 321, Tarkington, Kenefick, Liberty County ESD 3, Crosby, Huffman, Liberty and Mont Belvieu.

Photos provided by Adilene Rodriguez, Cody Douzat, Paul Gregory, Cory Ripkowski and Chelsea Kuepers.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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