Hangar up in flames


The Commissioners’ Court addressed the Fort Stockton-Pecos County Airport during their Monday meeting.

According to Commissioner Tom Chapman, two rafters in the airport hangar caught fire due to high winds and old wiring in the days surrounding Veterans’ Day. Chapman stated the electrical wiring was put in place in the 1940s or 1950s.

The agenda item specified a need for rewiring the meter box of the shop hangar, and possibly setting three new meters through Texas New Mexico Power Company (TNMP). Chapman said TNMP would send an engineer to look at the hangar and give an estimate for the work, but that an estimate was not available at the time of the meeting.

The hangar has been fixed temporarily, and funds for the repairs will be deducted from the airport’s funds.

The court unanimously approved the work on the airport hangar.