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Travel Newark Airport Fire Forces Terminal Evacuation

22:55  12 january  2018
22:55  12 january  2018 Source:   travelpulse.com

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Officials say a terminal at Newark Liberty Airport terminal was evacuated twice early Monday when a fire re-ignited. Officials say that the fire was put out around 2 a.m. but rekindled around 3 a.m. and forced another evacuation due to a heavy smoke condition.

A manhole fire outside Newark Liberty International Airport forced officials to evacuate a section of Terminal C Friday morning. #PAPD ARFF, ESU, Patrol & Newark FD on scene, transformer fire under Terminal C, Newark Airport . Some terminal & flight interruptions, contact your carrier.

A terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey was partially evacuated Friday morning after a transformer underneath the facility caught fire.

According to CBS New York, the manhole fire forced airport officials to evacuate Terminal C-1 wing around 11 a.m. local time and firefighters were quickly on the scene to get the blaze under control. FlightAware.com reported 51 flight cancellations and 89 delays as of 2:30 p.m. ET, but it was unclear how many were caused by the fire.

While no injuries were reported, Public Service Enterprise Group was forced to temporarily cut power to the terminal and use backup generators as the company repairs any damage caused by the fire.

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An underground transformer fire broke out beneath a restricted access road at Newark Liberty International Airport Friday and forced a partial evacuation of Terminal C, officials said. The fire , which ignited in a PSE&G manhole near gate 71 at 11:14 a.m., has been extinguished, officials said.

A transformer fire forced Newark Liberty International Airport to clear out part of a terminal Friday morning. An image provided to News 4 showed a The airport said in a tweet that the fire was also causing delays for arriving passengers hoping to pick up luggage just a week after a spate of mishaps

The official Twitter account of the Newark airport provided more information about the incident:

Newark Liberty International Airport: PHOTO: Newark Liberty International Airport. (photo via Flickr/t-bet)© Flickr PHOTO: Newark Liberty International Airport. (photo via Flickr/t-bet)

Passengers who were waiting in the terminal at the time of the fire and subsequent evacuation were forced to go through security again, causing long lines at screening areas and baggage pickup carousels.

Travelers scheduled to fly out of Newark Friday are being advised to call ahead and check the status of individual flights.

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