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Investigation into Dalhart airport fire continues Saturday

Updated: Aug. 3, 2019 at 3:48 PM CDT
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DALHART, Texas (KFDA) - Authorities continue investigating the cause of a fire that burned the Dalhart Municipal Airport Friday morning.

Dalhart Chief Fire Marshal Curtis Brown said the volunteer fire department was called to the scene around 3:15 a.m. Fire crews found the hangar and a few buildings with equipment fully involved with grass fires surrounding the airport.

Brown said Saturday no injuries were reported in the blaze and the extent of the damage to the area is being determined.

Along with Dalhart volunteer firefighters, fire crews with Hartley County, Texline, Hartley County Sheriff’s Office and Xcel Energy responded to the fire.

The airport was built as Dalhart Army Air Field in 1942 and served as training grounds for cadets during World War II. the The facility closed in 1945 but several buildings remained as part of the municipal airport.

(Maitlin Rutledge/NewsChannel 10)
(Maitlin Rutledge/NewsChannel 10)
(Maitlin Rutledge/NewsChannel 10)
(Maitlin Rutledge/NewsChannel 10)
Smoke continues to rise from hot spots Saturday at Dalhart Municipal Airport
Smoke continues to rise from hot spots Saturday at Dalhart Municipal Airport(Maitlin Rutledge/NewsChannel 10)
(Maitlin Rutledge/NewsChannel 10)

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