2 campers, SUV destroyed in fire at Orange airport

ORANGE — The fire that destroyed two recreational vehicle campers and a sport utility vehicle at Jumptown skydiving facility at the Orange Municipal Airport Wednesday remains under investigation. 

James Hopkins, fire investigator, stated the fire occurred about 25 feet away from a large tank of aviation fuel. 

Orange Fire Chief Jim Young said the fire has been deemed accidental, but no official cause has been determined. He also said the SUV, along with one of the campers, was registered to a Florida man, and the other camper was registered to a woman in Ashburnham. Hopkins says the fire ignited an empty camper, and swift winds helped blow the flames toward a row of about five other trailers. No one was injured.

A skydiving instructor in one of the trailers contacted authorities.

Orange Airport Operations Manager Bryan Camden says there was no damage to airport equipment or property. He says the fire didn’t affect airport activity. 

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