Fire stops flights temporarily at DC airports

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Flights at three 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. Kimberly Gibbs, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, says the flights were stopped about 9 a.m. BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean says the impact at BWI was minimal.

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