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Logan Airport Fuel System Shut Down After Fire

BOSTON (CBS) - Crews quickly contained a two-alarm fire that was burning at a Logan Airport fuel farm Tuesday afternoon. Black smoke could be seen for miles from the fire on Prescott St. near the economy parking lot.

As a safety precaution, use of the underground fuel system was temporarily suspended. Massport urged passengers to check with their airline on their flight status before heading to the airport. About 15 percent of flights were delayed and others were diverted to airports in other states to get fuel.

"This is very unusual it is catastrophic," said Massport Aviation Director Ed Freni.

The fire was in one of 12 underground fuel pumps and started at 5:00pm.

No one was injured and the cause is under investigation. The fire does not appear to be suspicious.

"We have plenty of surveillance on the area," Freni said. "We'll be reviewing that and we've already reviewed some of that to see if there is anything of a suspicious nature and we do not believe that's the case."

Freni said over 1,000 gallons of foam was used to fight the fire, and crews began to clean it up Tuesday night.

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WBZ-TV's Bobby Sisk contributed to this report.

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