A fire at a fuel pump station onboard Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has caused a full ground stop of departing aircraft. The FAA has ordered a complete halt to fueling operations which will interdict hundreds of flight. At least thirteen flights were redirected from DFW at 1200 EST due to the fire, which was extinguished in the last ten minutes.
UPDATE: This morning, there was a fire at one of the fuel pumps at DFW Airport. Our DPS team responded immediately and were able to put the fire out and shut off the affected pump. Currently, we are performing safety inspection to ensure it is safe to return fuel service. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/eUtGT8JuMj
— DFW Airport (@DFWAirport) November 11, 2022
A ground stop is an air traffic control measure that slows or halts the flow of aircraft inbound to a given airport. In other words, a ground stop is the halting of departing aircraft destined for one particular airport or for a specific geographic area.