The First Nations Technical Institute has lost its hangar structure and equipment after a massive structural fire late last week. No staff or students were harmed by the fire, but FNTI lost its entire fleet of 13 aircraft, five of which had been purchased recently, as well as its maintenance operations office and equipment for servicing the planes. The estimated damage is in the tens of millions of dollars. Buildings that were adjacent to the hangar have been impacted by the heat, but FNTI says that they did not experience serious damage. “While this is a devastating loss to our community and it means that our program will pause temporarily, we are already looking at recovery options,” reads a statement from FNTI. FNTI| Quinte News| Skies Mag| Global News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.