The floor of a general-aviation hangar at the Santa Barbara Airport was filled with foam on Saturday after its fire-suppression system activated.
The incident occurred at about 9:45 a.m. in a 45,000-square-foot hangar along Fairview Avenue on the east end of the airport, according to Deanna Zachrisson, an airport spokeswoman.
Nine corporate-type jets and other aircraft were in the hangar at the time, Zachrisson said, and had to be cleaned up afterwards. It was unknown whether any sustained damage.
“It’s basically kind of a mess,” she told Noozhawk.
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Zachrisson added that what triggered the foam release is unknown, but there was no fire.
Someone was in the hangar doing maintenance at the time of the incident, Zachrisson said.
The Santa Barbara City Fire Department was sending investigators to the scene, according to Battalion Chief Mike de Ponce.