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Fire in control tower evacuates employees at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

A fire inside the control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport caused an employee...
A fire inside the control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport caused an employee evacuation on Saturday(WBTV)
Published: Feb. 29, 2020 at 11:47 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A fire started inside the control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Saturday, reducing the flow of flights for nearly a half hour.

The fire at the airport’s tower cab was reported at 9:17 a.m. It was extinguished and non-essential employees were evacuated.

During this time, air traffic controllers handled traffic at a reduced rate, according to the FAA.

All personnel returned to the facility at 9:45 a.m. Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

Airport officials said operations were impacted and there may be some delays.

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