Fire at air traffic control facility in Chicago forces halt to O’Hare, Midway flights

 CHICAGO – A fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility Friday halted all flights in and out of the city’s two airports.

It was the second time since May that a fire at one of the Chicago area’s major control facilities prompted a ground stop at O’Hare and Midway international airports.

Friday’s fire led to the evacuation of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said.

One injury was reported, Cory said.

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