After investigating the cause of a storage facility fire in Fort Collins last week, firefighters have a message they want you to hear, for your safety and theirs.

PFA has declared the cause of the fire at U Stuff It Storage on Mulberry in Fort Collins 'undetermined,' and damage totaled to nearly $40,000. Thankfully, no one was injured, but Fort Collins firefighters would like to use this incident as a reminder that excessive clutter makes their job more dangerous, and could cost someone their life.

The black smoke from fires makes it so firefighters oftentimes can’t see. They are specially trained to navigate structures blind to search for people who may be trapped.

 

However, significant obstacles, such as ceiling-high stacks of newspapers, make their jobs even more dangerous. Cleaning up and removing these obstacles improves your safety, as well as that of emergency responders, in the event of a fire or other emergency.

-Poudre Fire Authority via Facebook, read in full here.