Fire stops flights temporarily at DC airports
posted Sep 3 2012 5:06AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Flights at 3 Washington area airports were stopped briefly because of a fire at a regional air traffic control facility.
Flights were stopped for about 25 minutes Sunday morning at Reagan National, Dulles International and BWI Marshall airports. The Federal Aviation Administration says a refrigerator caught fire in an office area at an air traffic control facility for the Washington area.
The FAA says the outage affected fewer than 20 flights. FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown says flights were stopped at 8:40 a.m. when the facility was evacuated because of the fire. Brown said she did not have any other details on the fire.
BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean says the impact at BWI was minimal.