Flights at three Washington-area airports were stopped briefly Sunday morning because of a fire at a regional air traffic control facility.
Flights were stopped for about 25 minutes at Reagan National, Dulles International and BWI airports. The Federal Aviation Administration said a refrigerator caught fire in an office area at an air traffic control facility for the Washington area.
The FAA said the outage affected fewer than 20 flights. Kimberly Gibbs, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said the flights were stopped at about 9 a.m. BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean said the impact at BWI was minimal.