Volunteer firefighters were putting out flames Wednesday evening at the Beckley-Raleigh County Memorial Airport.
Crews from Ghent, Beaver, and Jumping Branch were among the five teams that suited up.
West Virginia University Fire Service Extension officials were there to train fire department personnel on how to put aircraft fires out.
"These departments are the ones that basically cover this airport," explained Tom Okes, with Beaver Volunteer Fire Department. "They're like a mutual aid for this airport and this is training that's not offered every day. It's an annual training offered once a year."
"It's hot," added Tim Imperio, with WVU Fire Service Extension. "But we train them so they are ready. So if something happens, they can act right now."
The blaze could be felt by anyone in the vicinity, but it was extinguished as quickly as it broke out.
West Virginia firefighters are required to receive certification through the Federal Aviation Administration annually.