Volk Field air controllers gear up after fire strikes Chicago facility

Camp Douglas — Wisconsin Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Gabriel Torres was at work the morning of Sept. 26 when his radar screen and radio suddenly stopped working as he handled flights passing through the Chicago En Route Center air traffic control facility.

Then he heard a fire alarm and filed outside with the rest of the workers at the facility in Aurora, Ill. Torres smelled an electrical fire, and when he saw a firetruck pull up followed by another, he realized something serious had happened.

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