I can't remember what the rules are here now -- tried posting a video of part of the north hangar at Tustin Air Base totally engulfed in flames and failed. Anyways a huge portion of roof and wall just collapsed. pic.twitter.com/HrSVLUcNob— Josh Cain (@joshpcain) November 7, 2023
At approximately 12:53 this morning OCFA was dispatched to the historic hangars at the Tustin Air Base. Units found heavy fire coming from the north hangar and called for a 3rd alarm. OCFA Copter 2 along with @SOCAL_QRF Copter 76 and Helitanker 47 were requested to assist in… pic.twitter.com/QYfq46ifzf— SoCal Air Operations (@SocalAirOps) November 7, 2023
LAT (it housed submarine-hunting blimps during WW2):
Seventy OCFA firefighters on 11 engines and five fire trucks responded to the fire, which was so large and complex that officials deployed helicopters, including a Chinook used in wildfires, to drop water on the huge structure....About a decade ago, there had been concerns about damage to the structures. Plans to develop the site into a regional park fell through in 2021.Last year, Tustin began a $330,000 cleanup effort of the base — the most significant since its closure — removing large containers, scrap piles, various abandoned equipment and interior broken fencing from the site, repairing fencing along the perimeter and trimming overgrown vegetation, which could make the site prone to fires.
The QRF took immediate action to support the Tustin Marine Air Station hangar fire last night. Watch as one of Coulson's helitankers makes a nighttime drop. #coulsonaviation #ch47 #aerialfirefighting pic.twitter.com/pMyBdB6oDz— Coulson Aviation (@CoulsonAviation) November 7, 2023