BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) – The jet fueling system at Boston's Logan International Airport is up and running after a fire but officials say there are some residual flight delays.
A fire near fuel pumps at Logan International Airport sent thick, black smoke into the air, but officials say it was quickly contained and caused no injuries.
Dozens of departments were called to the fire near Logan's "BOS fuel farm" at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. One of more than a dozen fuel pumps was engulfed in flames. This particular fuel station, which is located on Prescott Street, is where all the fuel distribution for the airport is controlled.
Firefighters had it under control in about a half an hour. Smoke from the fire could be seen more than a mile away.
The airport's underground fuel system was temporarily suspended as a precaution. International flights made stops on their way into Logan to get more fuel. Domestic airlines ferried fuel in.
Video from SkyFox showed a number of fire trucks at the scene and crews spraying massive amounts of foam on a fuel station. The sprinkler system on a fuel tank appeared to have been activated.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Massport aviation director Ed Freni says there's lots of surveillance in the area and the fire isn't considered suspicious.
People had been sleeping on cots in the terminal. They told FOX 25 there were no hotels available when they realized their flights had been canceled Tuesday night.
Travelers were urged Wednesday to check their airline for delays.
Logan is New England's largest transportation center, with 12,000 employees and tens of millions of passengers each year.
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