Hancock County

Blaze destroys hangar, two planes in Diamondhead

COURTESY DIAMONDHEAD FIRE DEPARTMENT 
 It took fire crews about an hour to contain a blaze in a private hangar on the property of a Diamondhead homeowner. Two single-engine aircraft were destroyed in the blaze. The house was not damaged in the fire.
COURTESY DIAMONDHEAD FIRE DEPARTMENT It took fire crews about an hour to contain a blaze in a private hangar on the property of a Diamondhead homeowner. Two single-engine aircraft were destroyed in the blaze. The house was not damaged in the fire.

DIAMONDHEAD -- Two single-engine planes were destroyed Thursday when a fire broke out in a hangar at a residence near the Diamondhead airport, officials said.

Diamondhead Fire Chief Jerry Dubuisson said a housekeeper saw the hangar in flames, and crews responded about 3:30 p.m.

It took firefighters an hour to contain the blaze. The exterior of the home on the property was slightly damaged.

The planes were a total loss, Dubuisson said, as was everything else in the hangar, but no one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Fenton and Bay St. Louis fire departments, Harrison County Fire Services and the Combat Readiness Training Center based at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport assisted Diamondhead firefighters.

Dubuisson said CRTC assisted because there was concern about the amount of fuel in the planes.

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