Monday 11 December 2017

Part of Dublin Airport evacuated after fire breaks out

Operations have returned to normal at Dublin Airport
Operations have returned to normal at Dublin Airport

Kathy Armstrong

Part of Dublin Airport was evacuated this morning after a fire broke out in one of the offices.

It's understood that the fire started at around 9.30am.

Evacuation procedures were rolled out while fire crews tackled the blaze.

A Dublin Airport spokesman told Independent.ie that the situation is now under control.

He said: "The Pier 3 boarding gate facility was temporarily evacuated at about 9.30am this morning due to small fire in an office which is separate from the public areas of the pier.

"The fire was quickly extinguished and no one injured.

"As a precautionary measure, security screening was suspended for about 12 minutes in Terminal 1.

"Full flight operations at Pier 3 resumed about 35 minutes after the area was evacuated.”

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