DFW Airport Grass Fire Under Control

No flights affected by fire

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, May 25, 2012  |  Updated 7:55 PM CDT
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Crews have gained control of a grass fire at DFW Airport that shut down two runways.

Randy McIlwain, NBC 5 News

Crews have gained control of a grass fire at DFW Airport that shut down two runways.

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Grass Fire at DFW Airport Closes Runways

A large grass fire shut down runways at DFW Airport while crews worked to contain the blaze Friday afternoon.
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A grass fire closed a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Friday afternoon.

The fire, which was first reported at about 3 p.m., was on the east side near runway 35R/17L. The Federal Aviation Administration closed the runway as a precaution. A second runway was also closed.

Airport spokesman David Magana said at about 5:30 p.m. that the fire was under control. Firefighters continued to work on hot spots.

Five runways were still open, so the grass fire did not affect flights.

Firefighters from the Irving Fire Department and the DFW Airport Fire Department fought the fire between the runway and Valley View Lane.

NBC 5's Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.

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