Fire alert at Glasgow Airport arrivals hall

Mar 09 2013

Passengers were moved from Glasgow Airport's arrivals hall after a fire in the main terminal.

Fire fighters used breathing apparatus to allow them to work in the smoke-filled section of the building.

The fire was reported shortly after 19:00. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said the "small fire" was located within a wall space.

No one was injured. Some arriving passengers were delayed as the emergency services tackled the fire.

Rescue Group Commander Stuart Mclean said: "Tonight saw a great example of close partnership working between airport staff, police officers and firefighters.

"An incident with the potential to cause significant disruption has been dealt with quickly and effectively."

A spokesman for Glasgow Airport said: "At around 19:15 hours the fire alarm was activated due to smoke above a doorway in the domestic arrivals area.

"The area was evacuated and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue attended to tackle the smoke and work with our engineers to make the area safe.

"No flights were disrupted but due to the closure of the domestic arrivals area, some groups of inbound passengers were delayed as we had to identify alternative routes for them to pass through the terminal."

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Reproduced under licence from BBC News 2013 BBC

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