Fire damages hangars at Hooks Airport

A two-alarm fire charred two hangars full of engine parts at Hooks Airport.

June 26, 2010 8:45:24 PM PDT
Firefighters had a tough time putting out a two-alarm fire at Hooks Airport in northwest Harris County overnight, all because there weren't any hydrants nearby. Around 2:45am Saturday morning, an off-duty sheriff's deputy called in that a couple of hangars at the airport were on fire. Several fire departments and a Hazmat crew arrived on the scene. They found two hangars with at least one aircraft and engine parts burning.

To get a water supply, firefighters set down a hose line.

"We had several pumpers in line to help boost pressure, and also we had multiple towers working off that so managing the water was a critical element to this," said Dist. Chief Doug Wilson, Klein Volunteer Fire Dept.

One firefighter was treated for minor injuries on the scene.