Fire erupts in Petaluma airport hangar, destroying plane

Fire crews responded to the scene of a fire at the Petaluma Municipal Airport on Monday that destroyed a small plane, according to fire officials.

The Petaluma Fire Department said a call came in around 11:42 a.m. regarding a possible explosion in a private-owned airport hangar. 

The fire destroyed the hangar, the Piper J-3 Cub airplane, and a classic Corvette. 

Fire officials said crews were able to keep the fire contained to that building at the airport.

The fire was knocked down by around 11:58 a.m.

Officials said damages from the fire could exceed $150,000 and that there was an estimated $2 million in valued assets protected by responding fire units. Units from Rancho Adobe and North Bay Fire were also dispatched to the scene. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Photo courtesy Petaluma Fire Department. 

An explosion and fire occurred inside a hanger at the Petaluma Municipal Airport on Monday, June 6. 2022.