Fire at DeKalb airport leads to $250,000 in damage

Published: Mar. 21, 2019 at 4:29 PM CDT
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Officials say an early morning fire in a maintenance building at the municipal airport in DeKalb caused an estimated quarter-million dollars in damage.

The Daily Chronicle reports that city firefighters and those from neighboring communities were called to the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday after smoke was seen coming from the west overhead door of a hangar. They were able to bring the fire under control in about 40 minutes.

A news release from the fire department says that nobody was injured and firefighters have not determined the cause and origin of the blaze.

Airport manager Tom Cleveland says the fire hasn’t affected operations.