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U-Haul provides free storage for Taylor County residents displaced by fire

TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – U-Haul is providing free storage for Taylor County residents who have been displaced or affected by the ongoing Mesquite Heat fire.

Thursday morning, U-Haul announced it would be offering 30 days of free self-storage and the use of U-Box® containers to all affected residents.

“Many roads are closed and people are being asked to leave their homes,” said Rusty Freeze, president of U-Haul Company of West Texas. “We want to support this community during a difficult time by providing a safe place for victims to store their belongings free of charge for a month.”

Anyone interested in taking advantage of this offer should contact one of the following U-Haul locations:

U-Haul Abilene Moving & Storage
826 S. Clack Street
Abilene, Texas 79605
(325) 698-0830

U-Haul San Angelo Moving and Storage
1330, rue S. Koenigheim
San Angelo, Texas 76903
(325) 655-0595

The Mesquite Heat Fire burned approximately 5,000 acres in Taylor County on Wednesday evening and is only 5% contained.

Despite firefighting efforts, the fire jumped over Highway 277, closing in on the town of Buffalo Gap. The city has been spared so far, but houses, farms, structures, and even places on the outskirts are likely completely lost.

Evacuation orders are still in effect. Click here for an up-to-date list of evacuations.

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