9 Planes, Other Vehicles Destroyed in Airport Fire

No injuries reported

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011  |  Updated 10:11 PM EDT
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9 Planes, Other Vehicles Destroyed in Airport Fire

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A blaze that swept through a hangar at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport in Wiley Ford, W.Va., destroyed nine planes, motorcycles and other vehicles, fire officials said.

No one was hurt.

The fire broke out about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday in a 16-unit hangar, the Times-News of Cumberland reported. Eight volunteer fire companies responded to the blaze.

When firefighters arrived, there was light smoke and little fire coming from the single-story metal building, Wiley Ford Deputy Chief Sean Malone said. Mostly everything inside was destroyed, he said.

An airport official estimated the damage at more than $2 million.

The fire was confined to the hangar building. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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