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Fire Reported On American Airlines Flight Out Of SeaTac

SEATTLE (AP) — A fire was reported onboard an American Airlines flight that was set to depart from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but was quickly extinguished.

No injuries were reported from the incident Wednesday just before 9 a.m.

American Airlines flight 728 was set to leave for Philadelphia when the fire broke out. KIRO-TV reported that the auxiliary power unit “separate engine in the back of the plane” caught fire.

The Port of Seattle Fire Department responded and put the fire out. The aircraft headed back to the gate.

There was no immediate information on what caused the fire.

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