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Fire units responded to reports of a roof fire at a SpaceX building in Cape Canaveral. Video by Tim Shortt.

UPDATE: 

8:59 p.m.: James Gleeson issued this statement from SpaceX. “This afternoon a small fire occurred on the roof of a SpaceX building at Port Canaveral. Thanks to the Canaveral Fire Rescue and the Brevard County Fire Rescue, who responded within minutes, the fire was extinguished. There was no damage to any SpaceX equipment or hardware as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

EARLIER STORY

Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to reports of a fire at a SpaceX building in Port Canaveral Sunday afternoon. 

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Three units were dispatched to the roof fire of a building at Magellan Road and Grouper Road just after 5 p.m. The fire was put out by 8 p.m., according to fire officials. 

In a text to FLORIDA TODAY, Brevard County fire chief Mark Schollmeyer confirmed that the fire was on the roof of the SpaceX building.  

One firefighter was taken to an area hospital for heat exhaustion, but no other injuries were reported. Port operations were not affected by the fire, which remains under investigation. 

SpaceX has been leasing a property at 620 Magellan Road since March of this year. 

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