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Lille-Lesquin airport evacuated for almost an hour following a fire


This Friday, around 11:20 am, a fire broke out at Lille-Lesquin airport. The fire started on the sixth floor of an administrative building, close to the terminal. On the spot, witnesses saw smoke appear.

“Traffic is temporarily interrupted and passengers evacuated outside the terminal as a precaution”, immediately wrote the airport’s Twitter account. About 800 people were at the time at the airport.

The fire was finally contained around 12 noon. He “would have started in reception rooms located on the floors of the administrative building, where there was a priori nobody at that time“An airport spokesperson said. Traffic has been able to resume slowly. No flights have been canceled.

However, during the fire, the airport was able to “welcome some landings“and was not forced to divert aircraft, but passenger check-in, boarding and take-off”have been interrupted “.

13 vehicles, 2 large ladders and 45 firefighters were mobilized.


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