During the incident there was only one flight that was diverted to KDTW Detroit Metro Airport. All other aircraft was reported to have continued on course. There were no reported delays. Per the FAA Spokeswomen Air Traffic Controllers maintained control of local traffic from the field, while Cleveland Center handled the airspace.
As to the cause of the fire there has been no official word from fire officials, nor the FAA. However, due to smoke damage it is expected that the Tower at Flint Bishop Airport will not reopen for about a week.
This article was written by resident aviation news editor Stephen M. Collopy with sources from FAA Great Lakes Office Spokeswomen Ms. Correy.
The control tower at Bishop International Airport