Electrical Fire Causes Power Outage at Atlanta Airport

ATLANTA (AP) -- An electrical fire has set off a series of delays at an Atlanta airport.

About 120 flights have been held up after the fire in an electrical closet cut power to a concourse at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. AirTran says it has had to cancel some flights.

The outage means gateways to planes aren't working. Delta Air Lines says crews are doing things the old-fashioned way, and checking passengers in manually. AirTran says crews are moving stairs onto the tarmac to get people off planes.

The flames have been doused since the early-morning fire, but utility crews are still working to get the power up and running and figure out what sparked the blaze. No injuries were reported.

For now, a Delta spokeswoman advises checking the airline's Web site to see what flights aren't getting off the ground on schedule.

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