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Fire destroys old Edmonton airport hangar



Fire destroys old Edmonton airport hangar

A historic hangar on the former Edmonton municipal airport beside the NAIT principal campus was on hearth Monday night time.

Edmonton Fireplace Rescue Providers advised CTV Information Edmonton they obtained the decision at 6:54 p.m. concerning the hearth at Hangar 11, which had been designated a historic useful resource by metropolis council.

“Very quickly, (the primary crews on scene) realized the inside of the construction was absolutely concerned, so there was no inside assault because it was already unsafe for anybody to enter the constructing itself,” District 1 hearth chief Jessica LaMer advised reporters on the scene. 

“It is a very large hearth load in a hangar like this. It is clearly wooden building so with the excessive winds, it acquired the hearth going actually rapidly so we simply known as in additional assets to try to preserve the hearth beneath management and preserve it to the realm we had been nervous about exposures.”

The hangar at 109 Road and 117 Avenue sits on the east facet of the previous airport grounds on the western fringe of the NAIT principal campus.

At one level, 11 crews had been on scene, with heavy smoke and flames coming from the hangar.

No accidents had been reported Monday night.

Individuals watching the hearth had been directed by Edmonton police to remain again.

Visitors on roads within the space, together with Kingsway, noticed automobiles slowing down and even stopping to look at the blaze.

Hangar 11 was constructed by the U.S. army in 1942 and was believed to be the final constructing of its form in western Canada.

As not too long ago as two years in the past, plans had been in place to show the hangar right into a mixed-use retail/business house.

NAIT requested college students and workers to stay away from its main campus on Tuesday due to poor air high quality in buildings. The place attainable, the establishment stated courses could be moved on-line. 

LRT service to the NAIT/Blatchford Market station, additionally positioned within the space, was additionally cancelled till about 10 p.m. 

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