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Firefighters extinguish minor fire on roof of SpaceX building at Port Canaveral

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Firefighters extinguished a minor fire Sunday on the roof of a building SpaceX is leasing at Port Canaveral.

The fire caused some damage to the roof of the building SpaceX started leasing earlier this year for storage of rocket boosters after landing.

SpaceX said in a statement Sunday evening that no SpaceX hardware was damaged, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. [WESH-TV Orlando]

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Firefighters extinguish minor fire on roof of SpaceX building at Port Canaveral

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