Flights resume at Dublin Airport following fire in hangar
Fire has been contained and work has begun to clear backlog of flights
Published 26/08/2015 | 07:49
Flight operations were suspended for almost two hours at Dublin Airport following a fire in one of the hangars this morning
The airport received reports of the fire at approximately 7.15am - the blaze occurred in hangar three at the back of the airport.
Dublin Airport Fire Emergency Services immediately attended the scene. They were soon joined by Dublin Fire Brigade units from Finglas, Kilbarrack and Swords.
The fire has since been contained and flights have resumed, Dublin Airport confirmed.
Our firefighters are tackling a fire on the roof of a hangar @DublinAirport. Flight operations currently suspended.— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) August 26, 2015
Airport fire crew @DublinAirport attending to fire in one of the hangars. Flight operations temporarily suspended.— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) August 26, 2015
Passengers advised to check with their airline for latest flight information @DublinAirport this morning.— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) August 26, 2015
Fire has been contained by our emergency services. No reports of injuries. Info on the resumption of operations as soon as we have it.— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) August 26, 2015
Flight operations have now resumed following this morning's fire. Please check with your airline for your flight status.— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) August 26, 2015
Our fire crews have a response time of less than 3 minutes to incidents on the airfield and train constantly to deal with emergencies.— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) August 26, 2015
The work has now begun to clear the backlog of flights at the airport.
Siobhan O'Donnell, of the DAA, told RTE Radio One programme 'Morning Ireland' the fire occurred in the roof space of the hangar, which are regularly used for aircraft maintenance.
Two 'Whisperjet' 146 aircrafts were in the hangar at the time.
There were no reports of any injuries and both aircraft have not sustained any damage.
Passengers are now advised to check with their airline and DAA website for advice on delays.
"We relay information on when flight operations will resume as soon as we have it," Dublin Airport wrote on their official Twitter page.
Dublin Airport are communicating with passengers on the social media account.
They also confirmed that the fire was in a restricted area of the airport which is separate to passenger facilities.
CityJet have since released a statement on the incident, saying: "Following a fire in Eirtech Hanger 3 at Dublin Airport this morning, the airline can confirm that one of its aircraft was in the Hanger. No damage to the aircraft or injuries."