Fire Extinguished inside Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA KSC

Press Release From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2005

At approximately 2 p.m. today, emergency fire fighting crews responded to a fire on the low bay roof in the Vehicle Assembly Building that sent smoke into the electrical duct area of D tower in the Launch Complex 39 area. There were no injuries and no damage to space flight hardware.

Kennedy Space Center fire and rescue personnel quickly responded to the scene. As a precautionary measure, 270 employees were evacuated from the building. The KSC on-scene commander reported the fire out at 4:15 p.m. after a sweep of the area. The cause of the incident is under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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