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Emergency responders gather Thursday at the North Dakota Air National Guard base at Hector International Airport for a 737 airliner with smoke in the cabin. It turned out to be a small fire in the plane's oven and the crew was able to ventilate the cabin after landing. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Flight lands at Hector after oven overheats

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A Continental Airlines 737 was rerouted to Hector International Airport on Thursday evening after smoke was reported in the cabin.

Crews from the North Dakota Air National Guard responded at about 5 p.m. and determined an overheated galley oven was found to be the cause of the smoke, said Capt. Kevin Bernier of the Fargo Fire Department.

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The flight was traveling from Seattle to Newark, N.J., and was expected to be back in the air at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, said Susannah Thurston, a Continental spokesperson.

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