Fire at Logan Airport fuel pumps strands planes

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Associated Press

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 17 at 11:02 PM

BOSTON (AP) — A fire at Boston Logan International Airport's fuel pumps has sent thick, black smoke into the air and forced some international flights to make stops elsewhere to refuel. A few planes have been stranded.

Airport operator Massport says the fire broke out Tuesday evening and firefighters had it under control soon after. No one was hurt.

One of more than a dozen fuel pumps was engulfed in flames. The airport's underground fuel system was suspended. International flights made stops on their way into Logan to get fuel. Domestic airlines ferried fuel in.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. But Massport aviation director Ed Freni (FREHN'-ee) says there's lots of surveillance in the area and the fire isn't considered suspicious.

Logan is New England's largest transportation center, handling tens of millions of passengers each year. It's operating normally.

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