Fire at ATL 1/15/19?

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Old Jan 15, 19, 6:52 am
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Fire at ATL 1/15/19?

Flight inbound to ATL has been delayed. GA says fire on a taxiway. He said all flights were delayed for a 30-60 minute window.

Anyone else hearing the same?

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Old Jan 15, 19, 6:57 am
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Flight inbound to ATL has been delayed. GA says fire on a taxiway. He said all flights were delayed for a 30-60 minute window.

Anyone else hearing the same?
I've heard that a tractor-trailer rig caught fire on I-285 that goes under the farthest south runway
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Old Jan 15, 19, 6:57 am
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Fire is on truck carrying chickens that stopped under the over pass with the runway crossing it on 285.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 7:00 am
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Chicken truck (the frozen kind) fire on highway that runs under fifth runway at ATL.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/n...224555195.html
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Old Jan 15, 19, 7:33 am
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Local source with some videos: https://www.ajc.com/news/traffic/tra...vGb7CWJ9ilisL/

Also the interesting line that contradicts above: "Airport officials said they had not heard of the fire affecting any flights."
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Fried chicken on flights leaving ATL today - Yum

Ok - maybe baked

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Fried chicken on flights leaving ATL today - Yum

Ok - maybe baked
Roasted.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by justpassinthru View Post
Fried chicken on flights leaving ATL today - Yum

Ok - maybe baked
Originally Posted by wrp96 View Post
Roasted.
I think more likely, it would be blackened.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 6:46 pm
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There was a ground stop at ATL with average 36 minute/max 76 minute delays. https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_othe...eDate=01/15/19 Which was followed up with a ground delay program for about an hour.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Chicken truck (the frozen kind) fire on highway that runs under fifth runway at ATL.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/n...224555195.html
Was that frozen chicken destined for Chick-Fil-A at ATL airport? Having it pre-grilled should speed up the service.

OTOH, my flight was delayed because there was some chicken on the roadway?
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I guess that explains why the chicken crossed the road.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 5:17 am
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But why did the chicken cross the runway?
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Originally Posted by longing4piedmont View Post
Fire is on truck carrying chickens that stopped under the over pass with the runway crossing it on 285.
Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Chicken truck (the frozen kind) fire on highway that runs under fifth runway at ATL.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/n...224555195.html
Originally Posted by justpassinthru View Post
Fried chicken on flights leaving ATL today - Yum

Ok - maybe baked
Originally Posted by wrp96 View Post
Roasted.
Originally Posted by Ledfish View Post
I think more likely, it would be blackened.
Did anyone from FT inform Catering about the varying options of Blackened, Roasted, Fried, and Greased Chicken underneath the Runway?
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