Fire investigation continues
Jerome Gant, a special agent with the ATF, above left, and Ralph Rowe, an electrical inspector with the city of Clearwater discuss an electrical panel Tuesday as they investigate the cause of the fire at Aerosonic Corp.
CLEARWATER — For the first time Tuesday, investigators were able to enter the Aerosonic Corp. building at 1212 N Hercules Ave., which caught fire Friday night. Samuel Venzeio, spokesman for the state fire marshal, said the investigation could be completed by today. The fire gutted one of Aerosonic’s industrial buildings and destroyed its contents. Founded in 1953, Aerosonic manufactures aviation instrumentation and avionics equipment, including cockpit displays, sensors and probes. It sells to aircraft manufacturers and the U.S. military.