Fire Damage at Louisiana Airport Fire Station Estimated at $150K

June 18, 2009

Officials in Lake Charles, La., say the state fire marshal is investigating a fire that damaged part of the Chennault International Airport Authority fire station.

Chennault Executive Director Randy Robb said at about 2 a.m. June 16, a smoke alarm in the station’s living quarters alerted Chennault firefighters to the blaze in the apparatus unit.

Robb said a firewall that separates the living quarters from the apparatus unit prevented the entire building from catching fire.

He said the building suffered an estimated $150,000 in damage. In addition to fire damage, the heat from the flames destroyed electrical wiring that ran through the building.

Robb said the fire may have resulted from an engine malfunction in one of the fire trucks parked in the apparatus unit.

Information from: American Press,

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.