Airplane Destroyed In Rogers County Hangar Fire
ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma - Firefighters say an airplane is destroyed after an early morning fire at a hangar just south of Oologah Lake.
It happened Wednesday at the Avian Country Estates just off old Highway 88.
Firefighters says investigators now have the job of trying to determine how the fire started.
Northwest Fire Department crews say the owners of the hangar were alerted by an alarm and firefighters arrived to find flames coming out of the roof.
An airplane inside the hangar was destroyed but crews say they were able to clean up fuel and other accelerants that would cause more flames.
Northwest Fire Captain Aaron Pierce said they had to call in several other fire departments - Claremore, Foyil, Limestone - for backup because the fire was raging when they arrived.
"We remained defensive and slowly worked our way inside the dwelling, had to summon up from a few of the neighboring departments," Pierce said.
Firefighters say no one was hurt, but inside the hangar it's all a charred mess, and there’s significant damage outside.
They say along with the airplane, there was a tractor, a motorcycle and a boat parked inside the hanger.