Firefighters extinguish blaze on roof of SpaceX building

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Fire officials say they have extinguished a blaze on the roof of a SpaceX building on Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Brevard County Fire Rescue and Canaveral Fire Rescue responded to reports of the blaze at Port Canaveral shortly after 5 p.m., and the fire was put out by 8 p.m.

Assistant Fire Chief Chris Quinones of Canaveral Fire Rescue told reporters a passing driver had spotted flames coming from the roof of the building.

SpaceX is a company that designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecraft. It has delivered cargo to the International Space Station and returned a spacecraft from orbit.

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