Hangar roof collapses, planes destroyed in Greenville Downtown Airport fire

Fire at downtown airport
Published: Nov. 13, 2023 at 7:53 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 13, 2023 at 3:05 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville City Fire Department responded to a fire at the Greenville Downtown Airport on Monday morning.

The call came in at 3:52 a.m. and officials said crews arrived scene to find heavy smoke, flames, and a warehouse roof partially collapsed. The warehouse serves as an aircraft hangar.

The fire was put out, but as of Monday afternoon, crews are waiting on heavy machinery from city public works to help remove the damaged roof and stabilize the structure.

The Fire Department said they will begin their investigation into the cause of the fire once the structure is stabilized.

Crews have used drones to survey the structure and are working to confirm the amount of damage from the fire.

A spokesperson for the Greenville Downtown Airport said four planes were destroyed in the fire. However, normal operations are continuing at the airport.

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