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Singapore douses airport fire, warns of flight delays

Firefighters checking on the effects from the fire at the airport.

Firefighters checking on the effects from the fire at the airport.

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SINGAPORE — May 16, 2017: Flights from Terminal 2 at Changi airport will face significant delays after a fire was quickly doused today.

Smoke coming through the air vents set off a fire alarm, prompting evacuation of the terminal, airport officials said in
an earlier message on social media site Facebook.

“Passengers on flights departing from T2 this evening should expect significant delays. We will advise when operations resume,” they said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, according to Reuters.

Bernama says that flight operations will resume progressively, after the  SCDF had given the all-clear.

“Meeters and greeters are advised to check our website or iChangi app for the specific flight details,”it said.

“In the interest of ensuring safety, T2 remains closed. All departing and arriving flights at T2 will be moved to T3 until further notice,” it said in earlier update.

Changi Airport said flight information was being updated and passengers should check the flight information screens in the terminal and on the airport website for check-in row, departure gate and baggage belt details.

The fire alarm was activated at the terminal about 5.40pm.

 

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