Friday, June 27, 2014

Half Moon Bay Airport (KHAF), California: Two-alarm fire burns hangar

A two-alarm fire burned out part of a hangar Thursday night at Half Moon Bay Airport. The blaze was limited to one hangar bay and no aircraft were near the fire, officials report. No source of the fire has been determined so far.

The fire was first reported just before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, sending up smoke plumes visible from around the Coastside. Seven engine crews responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the fire within 30 minutes. No injuries were reported from the fire.

The area where the fire spread contained sheet metal and some unspecified personal items. The fire caused extensive smoke damage throughout the interior of the hangar. No cost estimate for the damage was immediately available.

Emergency officials restricted access to the scene, but they eventually allowed tenants to salvage possessions.

Power was shut off to Half Moon Bay Airport following the fire, and the airport was closed for regular operations, indicated Airport Manager Gretchen Kelly. It would likely reopen on Friday morning.

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