Fire shuts down runway at Toronto's Pearson Airport

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    Foggy weather and a late-night fire caused delays at Canada's busiest airport Sunday morning, cutting the airport's capacity by 20 per cent when one runway at Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport had to be closed.

    According to Greater Toronto Airports Authority spokesman Scott Armstrong, the fire caused electrical problems that shut down runway lights and, coupled with low morning visibility, rendered one of Pearson airport's runways unusable.

    The closure resulted in several delays and cancellations Sunday, a peak travel day for many Canadians at the end of March break.

    Once the fog lifted in the late morning, officials were able to reopen the runway.

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