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CCFD works 3-alarm U-Haul fire into the night

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 00:48:43-05

The Corpus Christi Fire Department continues to monitoring the remains of the fire that broke out earlier this afternoon.

A three-alarm blaze that erupted at the U-Haul self-storage facility at around 2:30 p.m. near the corner of Kostoryz Road and SPID continued to burn out late Monday evening.

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Firefighters began battling a fire at around 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Kostoryz and SPID. They were still on-scene late Monday night.

There's no word on how many units were damaged.

The layout of the facility made it hard for crews fighting the fire, necessitating more personnel.

The fire department deemed the premises vacant late Monday afternoon, and decided to treat the fire as defensive, letting it burn itself out while protecting surrounding property.

"These fires are very difficult because each of the units are compartmentalized and locked securely," said Corpus Christi Fire Department Chief Robert Rocha. "So it's very difficult to gain access to it."

No injuries have been reported.

Backhoes are being used to access the units to help fight the fire.

The east-and westbound exit ramps from SPID were closed earlier in the day.

This is a developing story. Check back with KRIS 6 News for updates.