Power outage suspends flights at Reagan National Airport

Flights were suspended in Washington D. C. Reagan National Airport late Wednesday, and authorities are working to determine the cause.

Local news media are to blame for a small electrical fire.

We are aware of an airport wide power outage and investigate. Updates to follow. (950pm)

— Reagan Airport (@Reagan_Airport) August 16, 2018

Incoming and outgoing flights were suspended, while officials find a resolution, FOX 5 reported, quoting a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman. The spokesman said the power outage is affects the entire airport.

“We have back-up generators now that the provide of emergency supply for the passengers in the terminal under the essential services related to the airport,” he said.

He added that engineers “Our engineers are in consultation with the Dominion Virginia Power to ensure that power is restored as quickly as possible.”

“We are aware of an airport wide power outage and investigate. Updates to follow,” tweeted Reagan Airport.

“Terminal B was evacuated due to a fire reported at a generator in the near Gate 27,” wrote a Twitter user. “I was in the plane, on port 25, and we were hastily told to leave the plane and the terminal.”

This is a story. Come back regularly for updates.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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