A fire at a Federal Aviation Administration facility on the grounds of Atlantic City International Airport caused the airport to close briefly Friday afternoon.
Two buildings at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., were evacuated just after noon, when the fire began. Contractors had been working on the roof of one of the buildings, which is used for administrative purposes, according to a statement released by the FAA.
A spokeswoman for the agency said she was aware of witness' reports that "explosions" had occurred, but could not confirm the accounts. The agency is investigating the cause of the fire, she said.