Officials are trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire at a storage building in west Cheyenne Friday.

Cheyenne Fire Rescue spokesman Scott Smith says firefighters were called to Snyder Avenue and W. 22nd Street at 1:16 a.m. after a police officer spotted the fire.

"When fire crews arrived on scene at 1:19 a.m. they found a steel storage building fully engulfed in flames with heavy smoke," said Smith.  "Firefighters were able to cut a hole in the side of the building which allowed them to quickly attack the fire."

Smith says it took crews about an hour to get the fire under control.

"Firefighters were hampered by the fact the building was at near capacity," said Smith.  "An aggressive attack by firefighters prevented the building from being a total loss."

Smith says the building and its contents were severely damaged, but he didn't have a cost estimate.  He says no one was injured in the fire.


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