Fire units responded to reports of a roof fire at a SpaceX building in Cape Canaveral. Video by Tim Shortt.
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.”
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.
A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – the company’s third attempt after two previous technical scrubs.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center on Friday, June 23, 2017 with the BulgariaSat-1 communications satellite. The first stage then landed on a drone ship off the coast of Florida.
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SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket on a mission to the International Space Station and landed the first stage at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station shortly after on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch included a 13,500-pound satellite that’s close to the size of a double-decker bus.
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SpaceX launched a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload from Kennedy Space Center Monday morning and successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket.
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An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 with a Cygnus spacecraft for the International Space Station.
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In a historic first for the company and the industry, SpaceX launched and landed a “flight proven,” or refurbished, Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center.
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A Delta IV rocket carrying the military’s WGS-9 satellite blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Kennedy Space Center with the EchoStar 23 communications satellite on Thursday, March 16, 2017.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully blasted off from Kennedy Space Center’s historic pad 39A on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. The first stage returned for a successful landing in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
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An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with the SBIRS missile detection satellite on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
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