Flight operations at Hobby Airport back to normal after small fire in generator causes outage, airport officials say

Hobby Airport (KPRC)

HOUSTON – Travelers faced several delays at Hobby Airport on Saturday after airport officials say a small fire was found in one of their generators.

In a tweet from Hobby, flight operations were “scaled down” due to the issue.

“There was a small fire in one of the generators for the control tower that caused the outage,” a spokesperson for Houston Airports said.

As of 4 p.m. power to the control tower has been restored and flight operations have returned to normal, according to airport officials.

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