Fire reported on American Airlines flight out of SeaTac


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

No injuries were reported from the incident Wednesday morning.

SeaTac airport spokesman Brian DeRoy says the Airbus 320 was scheduled to depart to Philadelphia at 8:10 a.m. when the fire broke out.

DeRoy says the plane was on the taxiway going toward the runway when smoke started coming out of the back of the plane. He says a spark in the auxiliary power unit just below the tail section started a small 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.