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Fire stops O'Hare, Midway flights; Iowa flights affected

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CHICAGO (AP) -- 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.

Seven flights from the Eastern Iowa Airport into O'Hare have been cancelled. Other flights are delayed.

The Dubuque Regional Airport says all flights in and out of its facility are being affected.

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