Police: Warehouse fire might be arson

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 23, 2003

The Selma Police Department is investigating a possible arson case involving A-1 Mini-warehouses located on Singelton Drive. The fire caused damage to several of the rental storage units at the facility, with at least four units completely destroyed.

According to public information officer Warren Hinson, police were notified about the fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday night. They arrived on the scene to find storage units in the 400 section of the facility

on fire.

Connie Lovelady, who works at A-1 Mini-warehouses, said she believes the fire occurred around 10:30 p.m.

The incident report from the Selma Fire Department states it took 20 to 25 minutes for the fire to be contained.

Lovelady said around 17 storage units have smoke damage, with only three of these empty of any contents.

As of yet, arson has not been officially declared as the reason for how the fire was started.

While the case is still under investigation, no suspects have been linked to the incident and no charges have been made.