Nevada County authorities: 1 dead in airport fire (VIDEO) | TheUnion.com

Nevada County authorities: 1 dead in airport fire (VIDEO)

Firefighters use a metal cutting saw to cut ventilation holes in the door of the Cirrus Aircraft service hangar at the Nevada County Airport in Grass Valley where a fire killed one and injured two others Wednesday morning. There is no dedicated fire department at the airport, though responding agencies arrived on the scene within minutes.
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Authorities say one person died in a Wednesday morning hangar fire at the Nevada County Airport.

The fire started around 8:30 a.m. at a hangar occupied by Sierra Mountain Aviation Inc., 13308 Nevada City Ave, Grass Valley. Three people were in the hangar at the time. First-responders performed CPR on a man before he was pronounced deceased. A woman was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. A third person escaped, authorities said.

Firefighters said they had the blaze under control in under an hour.


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