Tustin fire: Cost of damage at historic WWII Blimp hangar

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A raging fire destroyed a massive World War II-era wooden hangar on November 7.

The fire broke out at about 1 am at the Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, Southern California.

No injuries were immediately reported, while the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Blockbuster movies and TV shows have been shot in the hangars, including ‘Pearl Harbor’ and ‘Star Trek’.

The historic hangar was one of the two built in 1942 for the US Navy in the city of Tustin.

The hangars are listed as two of the largest wooden structures ever to be built in the world.

Both hangers are 17 stories tall, over 1,000 feet long, and 300 feet wide, and cost $2.5 million.

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