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Civilian Aircraft Fire Extinguished At Burlington International Airport

 Damage to a Piper Cherokee after a fire at the Burlington International Airport
158th Fire Department/Major Meghan Smith
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Vermont Air National Guard
Damage to a Piper Cherokee after a fire at the Burlington International Airport

A civilian aircraft caught fire at the Burlington International Airport Wednesday night.

The 158th Fire Department of the Vermont Air National Guard says flames were on the side of the Piper Cherokee and spreading to the wing.

Crews responded after the aircraft control tower spotted the aircraft smoking on the runway. The pilot and passengers got out of the plane before emergency crews arrived. No injuries have been reported.

Gene Richards, aviation director at the airport, says the fire was a foot away from the fuel tanks before the fire department doused the flames. A cause of the fire was not identified.