Firefighters extinguish blaze on roof of SpaceX building

Posted at 6:10 AM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 06:12:21-04

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Fire officials say they have extinguished a blaze on the roof of a SpaceX building on Florida's Atlantic coast.

Local news media report that Brevard County Fire Rescue and Canaveral Fire Rescue responded to reports of the blaze at Port Canaveral shortly after 5 p.m., and the fire was put out by 8 p.m.


Assistant Fire Chief Chris Quinones of Canaveral Fire Rescue told reporters a passing driver had spotted flames coming from the roof of the building.

SpaceX is a company that designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecraft. It has delivered cargo to the International Space Station and returned a spacecraft from orbit.