Monday, January 09, 2012

Estimated $100,000 damage in airport fire. Elkhart Municipal (KEKM) Elkhart, Indiana.


Firefighters deal with blaze at Elkhart Municipal Airport (PHOTOS) 
A three-alarm fire early Monday morning at a city-owned hangar at Elkhart Municipal Airport caused an estimated $100,000 damage.

Chief Fire Investigator Tony Balzano says the cause of the fire at "Premier Aviation" is "undetermined."

An airplane that was being worked on inside the hangar sustained minimal damage. No one was hurt.

A fire broke out early Monday morning in a hangar at Elkhart Municipal Airport. No one was hurt in the fire, but there were valuable items being kept inside the hangar.

"My understanding is there is an aircraft in there, I'm not sure what type of aircraft it is, also a vehicle or two," said Elkhart Assistant Fire Chief Shaun Edgerton.

Edgerton said there are also some offices, living quarters and work areas inside the structure. He said he believes everything in the hangar was damaged either by the fire or smoke.

Fire crews were called around 1 a.m. Monday. The building was smoking and burning from the inside when they arrived on scene.

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