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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Fire Marshal's Office Investigates Leesburg Airport Fire

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Fire Marshals from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR) continue their investigation into yesterday’s fire at the Leesburg Executive Airport.  

At 2:10 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2023, fire and rescue units from Leesburg, Ashburn, Lansdowne, and Moorefield, along with numerous members of Command Staff, responded to a reported structure fire on Hangar Row Lane at the Leesburg Executive Airport. An on-duty Leesburg Police Officer noticed smoke in the area and called the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center to report a possible fire.  

Fire and rescue units arrived on the scene to find a large, one-story metal building with heavy smoke conditions on all sides and fire visible. The buildings were quickly identified as a group of hangars used to store airplanes and equipment. Command officers requested a Rapid Intervention Task Force bringing additional fire and rescue units from Leesburg, Hamilton, and Kincora. 

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire as additional crews worked to ventilate the smoke conditions from throughout the building. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters during this incident.

The origin and cause of the fire remains under investigation by the LCFR Fire Marshal’s Office. Due to the significant scope of damage, the LCFR Fire Marshal’s Office is working collaboratively with additional agencies for assistance. Fire and smoke damage to the structure (hangar), aircraft, vehicles, and contents, is estimated at over $7,000,000. 

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