Storage building catches fire in downtown Prattville

Storage building catches fire in downtown Prattville
The city fire marshall is working to find out the cause
The fire happened late Sunday evening (Source: WSFA 12 News)
The fire happened late Sunday evening (Source: WSFA 12 News)

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Fire investigators are working to determine what caused a fire in a Prattville storage building Sunday night.

Nearly a dozen Prattville firefighters responded to the fire right along Autauga Creek behind the Prattville theatre.  According to officials, the fire happened inside a cinder block storage building.

Prattville firefighters say they received the initial call around 8:30 p.m. when someone smelled smoke in the area, but they could not find anything. Another 911 call came in around 10 p.m. and this time there was no doubt what was on fire.

The owner of the property, John Boutwell, says the building had no electricity.

"When I talked with one of the property owners a few minutes ago they told me that most of the stuff inside were just things that had been stored in there, nothing of significant value,"  said Prattville Fire Deputy Chief Mike Whaley. "It took about 35 to 40 minutes with elevated master streams. We actually had two ladder trucks here that were flowing elevated master streams and also an engine company that was flowing a deck gun,"

The city's fire marshal is working to determine the cause and remained on the scene Sunday night.

Officials say no one was injured in the blaze.

You may recall it was around 15-years-ago when one of Daniel Pratt's old buildings caught on fire at the site and burned to the ground. That fire was ruled arson.

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