Delta Says Small Fire Was Partly to Blame for Computer Failure

Passengers wait in line to speak with Delta Airline Inc. representatives at LaGuardia Airport in the Queens borough of New York, on Aug. 8, 2016.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

A small fire at Delta Air Lines Inc.’s computer center was partly to blame for the network failure that caused massive cancellations worldwide on Monday, a spokesman for the Atlanta-based carrier said.

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