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June 25, 2014

Fish tank fire quickly under control at Hulman Field Guard Base

TERRE HAUTE — No one was injured and no hazardous materials were released Tuesday morning in a fire that began from a short in a fish tank at the Hulman Field Air National Guard base at Terre Haute International Airport.

The Terre Haute Fire Department responded to 9:30 a.m. fire alarm. Base civil engineers worked with local fire fighters to determine the building was safe to continue normal operations.

THFD Chief Jeff Fisher said the electrical short created a lot of smoke and a small fire. The incident occurred in the administration building.

“The Wing followed standard pre-established procedures when reporting the small fire,” said. Col. Patrick Renwick, 181st Intelligence Wing vice commander. “Our thanks go out to the Terre Haute Fire Department for [its] rapid response.”

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