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GRANITE SHOALS — A storage building fire early Jan. 21 destroyed contents in at least 16 units and has officials investigating the cause.

PHOTO: Firefighters from the Granite Shoals Fire Department and the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department battle a blaze in a storage building in the 7100 block of RR 1431 in Granite Shoals early Jan. 21. No injuries were reported in the fire, which destroyed the contents of the building, including a boat, a car and other personal items. The cause of the fire is undetermined but under investigation. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Granite Shoals Police Department Capt. Gary Boshears said a boat, a car and other personal items were destroyed in the fire, which began about 7:15 a.m at Ross Storage in the 7100 block of RR 1431.

Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief and Fire Marshal Johnny Caraway said a cause had not been determined for the fire, although he called the blaze “suspicious.”

Caraway said a black vehicle was seen near the storage buildings about the time the fire began.

Anyone with information about the fire or who might have seen suspicious activity around the buildings is asked to call the Granite Shoals Police Department at (830) 693-3611 or the Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-TIPS.

Granite Shoals and Marble Falls firefighters responded to the blaze, which was contained to one building of several on the lot. No injuries were reported. Traffic was diverted off RR 1431 from Prairie Creek Road to Valley View Lane for about two hours as the fire hose stretched across the highway. The nearest fire hydrant was located across the street from the storage buildings.

jared@thepicayune.com