VERO BEACH, Fla.--The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a weekend fire that heavily damaged a T-hangar at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport.
The blaze happened late Saturday in the 2700 block of Piper Drive, Indian River County Assistant Fire Chief Brian Burkeen said. A 2000 Socata TB 20 Trinidad plane inside the hangar was destroyed, Burkeen said. Firefighters said their initial investigation indicated a faulty extension cord caused the fire.
Airport director Eric Menger said the city rents out the unit for $417.12 monthly. He said there was no estimate yet for the cost of repairing the hangar. The fire also caused minor damage to an adjacent bay and a pilot’s meeting room, Menger said.
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