Fire at Pompano Beach Airpark under investigation

2 planes destroyed after fire in metal hangar

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Fire investigators in Pompano Beach are trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed two airplanes, cars and motorcycles at Pompano Beach Airpark.

Assistant Fire Chief Michael Hohl confirmed the fire started inside a metal hangar on Monday at about 9:30 p.m.

"Because of the type of materials that are burning, particularly with aircraft, with magnesium, once that gets going, (it) can be difficult to put out," Hohl said.

John Hayden, director of properties for Sheltair Aviation, which owns the hangar, said two planes were destroyed in the fire. Two motorcycles, one BMW and a golf cart were also destroyed.

There were eight hangers in the building, seven of which had tenants and one of which was vacant.

No one was seriously injured in the fire, but authorities said firefighter Adam Mysiuk was taken to Broward Health North after suffering from heat exhaustion.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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