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La Crosse Fire Department investigates storage unit fire

Kaitlyn Riley

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The La Crosse Fire Department fought flames at a storage unit Monday morning.

Fire crews were dispatched at 11:30 a.m. to Edwards Mini Storage on the corner of 4th and Winnebago Streets. They had to force entry to apply water to several storage units that were on fire.

There was heavy smoke and fire damage in eight of the units with significant content loss, according to the La Crosse Fire Department.

The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes, and no injuries were reported. The cause and origin of the fire are being investigated.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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