Fire at Auckland Airport, passengers evacuated

Passengers frustrated as a fire results in 'chaos' at Auckland International Airport.
SuppliedPassengers frustrated as a fire results in ‘chaos’ at Auckland International Airport.

Thousands of passengers have reportedly been affected, according to those at the scene. Some members of the public were  outside in the cold and the rest were stuck inside the airport.

“The fire began in an air conditioning vent but was extinguished by the sprinkler system,” an airport spokesperson confirmed. 

Travellers and guests have been evacuated from several areas of Auckland Airport following a fire. (File photo)
BEVAN READ/STUFFTravellers and guests have been evacuated from several areas of Auckland Airport following a fire. (File photo)

Because of the fire, the international check-in area and the arrival baggage hall have both been evacuated. 

Travellers and guests have not been returned back into the terminal.

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The airport’s emergency services team is on site doing an assessment. 

Fire and emergency has been contacted.

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