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Flights From DFW And Love Field Airports Getting Back To Normal After Ground Stop

February 13, 2019 - 5:43 pm

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - It could take well into tonight before air traffic at both DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport returns to normal after a fire at a critical air traffic control center.

Smoke at the DFW Terminal Radar Approach Control caused managers to evacuate the building about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Air traffic controller Terry Donaldson, who works in the center, says the smoke kept getting worse.

He says a contractor working on the building apparently did something that touched off a fire inside a wall. It took an hour and a half before the controllers could return to their regular work stations.

Both airports said they recommend contacting specific airlines for flight information.