Blaze in hangar at Sunshine Coast Airport

Investigation to be launched into airport hangar blaze

UPDATE 10AM: An investigation will be launched into how a blaze broke out in a Sunshine Coast Airport hangar, causing extensive damage to the building.

Eight fire crews converged on the McDermott Aviation hangar after the fire broke out just before 9.10am, with officers at the scene describing the building as "well involved" in fire. 

But quick action from firefighters contained the blaze to the mezzanine floor, and the fire was declared extinguished about 9.33am. 

SMOKE HAZE: Firefighters are battling a blaze in a hanger at the Sunshine Coast Airport, with smoke now visible from the nearby Sunshine Motorway.
SMOKE HAZE: Firefighters are battling a blaze in a hanger at the Sunshine Coast Airport, with smoke now visible from the nearby Sunshine Motorway. Contributed

A worker suffered smoke inhalation and had to be rescued from the building by colleagues. 

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service said with firefighters unsure what sparked the blaze, fire investigators had been requested to ascertain the cause.

LATEST: Worker rescued from burning hangar

Inside the McDermott Aviation hangar, where a fire broke out this morning.
Inside the McDermott Aviation hangar, where a fire broke out this morning. Stuart Cumming

 

Smoke billowing from the hangar cast a dramatic scene over the airport, visible from nearby homes and the Sunshine Motorway.

UPDATE 9.30AM: Firefighters are battling a blaze in a hanger at the Sunshine Coast Airport, with smoke now visible from the nearby Sunshine Motorway. 

The fire is believed to have broken in the McDermott Aviation hangar.

BREAKING 9.20AM: A hangar at the Sunshine Coast Airport is going up in flames.

At least three fire crews are now on scene, and a Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesman said more trucks were on the way. 

Significant amounts of smoke are billowing from the hangar, and firefighters reported the 30m x 30m building was well alight when they arrived about 9.10am. 

More to come. 



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