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SpaceX Experiences Fire During Routine Engine Test

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
February 20, 2009
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SpaceX rocket facility investigating cause of last night’s fire
Waco Tribune

SpaceX is conducting an internal investigation over what caused a fuel fire at its McGregor testing facility Thursday night. The fire started around 8 p.m. Thursday during routine testing of a Merlin 1 C rocket engine, said SpaceX Spokeswoman Lauren Dreyer.

Dreyer said staff members followed the facility’s safety response procedures to contain the fire, and there were no injuries.