Wed, Aug 30, 2006
Fire-Retardant System Activates In Hendrick Hangar
An alert ANN News-Spy (we've been using that phrase a lot lately
-- we love our News-Spies!) called our attention to a decidedly
foamy situation Tuesday in -- and around -- the Hendrick
Motorsports hangar at Concord Regional Airport.
For an as-yet undetermined reason, the building's fire
extinguishing system activated -- shooting foam flame retardant on
the floor... the planes... the people... pretty much everything in
the hangar at the time. Systems in both the hangar and attached
office reportedly activated.
Concord's WCNC reports that between 500 and 700 gallons of the
foam were discharged, out of approximately 1,200 gallons contained
in the system. Again, firefighters haven't figured out why the
system tripped -- but there is no evidence of a fire.
That left workers with the laborous task of cleaning up the foam
-- using fans, shovels, and cardboard boxes, among other items, to
gather up the soapy mess.
ANN reader Ralph Lacomba sent us his pics of the aftermath.
Firefighters say the foam poses no environmental risk, and no
aircraft were damaged... although is it just us, or does the
Gulfstream just look disgusted at the indignity of it all?
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