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Tustin Fire that Destroyed World War II-Era Blimp Hangar Creates Public Health Emergency

TUSD Closes All Schools for the Remainder of This Week
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On November 7th 2023 a fire was reported around 1:30 am near Valencia Avenue and Armstrong Road. Reposts says flames were shooting through the roof of the hangers. About 70 firefighters responded to the scene, The fire authority called in a helicopter to help fight the fire.

The hangars stand about 17 stories bight and are over 1,000 feet long and 300 feet wide.

The buildings were built in 1942 and played a significant role in the Navy and Marine aviation for half a century. In 1999, the air base was closed.

Tustin schools, Parks to close were closed down on Thursday die to the smoke.

this is what TUSD District sent out to their community.

Dear TUSD Families,

Late tonight, in a conference call with multiple agencies regarding the North Hanger 1 Fire, South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) made us aware that debris found in the Tustin Legacy area tested greater than 1% positive for asbestos.

 

what is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral. There are six types, all of which are composed of long and thin fibrous crystals, each fibre being composed of many microscopic “fibrils” that can be released into the atmosphere by abrasion and other processes. Inhalation of asbestos fires can lead to various dangerous lung conditions, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. As a result of these health effects, asbestos is considered a serious health and safety hazard.

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