July 15th, 2019

Massive blaze destroys planes, hangar, at central Alberta airport

By The Canadian Press on July 8, 2019.

LACOMBE, Alta. – Three planes and a hangar have been destroyed in a $1-million fire in central Alberta.

The blaze happened Sunday evening at the Lacombe Regional Airport, about 125 kilometres south of Edmonton.

Jon Fromm with the Lacombe Flying Club says in a Facebook post that no one was inside the hangar at the time and no one was hurt.

A photo of the scene taken by an eyewitness shows thick black coming from the structure at the height of the blaze.

Fromm says that due to the nature of the fire, nothing could be done to save the building or its contents.

He also says emergency crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading to other buildings at the airport, which is located on the community’s north side. (rdnewsNOW)

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