02/02/09 97 W - + 6 - 20 Beaufort Hangar Fire, 1943

Interesting fire from down east. November 10, 1943. New $20,000 Civil Air Patrol hangar destroyed at the Beaufort-Morehead City Airport. Three departments responded, BFD, MHFD, and the 'Navy section base." Wonder how long the Navy had a fire department in Morehead City? No water is available to fight the fire. The state-built hangar had been occupied for about 6 months. It contained a control tower, six offices, storage space, and room for 16 to 20 planes. Four planes were inside at the time of the fire, and a fifth was burned outside the building. Source: News & Observer, November 11, 1943.

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