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MSP Control Tower Evacuated After Smoke Reported

(Minneapolis, MN) — The air traffic control tower at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is cleared for operation after smoke forced an evacuation. The Federal Aviation Administration posted an advisory early yesterday morning for a “fire alarm/safety” situation impacting flights at the airport. Crews from MSP and other agencies responded to the report of smoke in the tower and the building was evacuated. The tower was cleared for reentry about an hour-and-a-half later. An investigation is underway into what caused the smoke.


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