Fire delays Glasgow airport passengers
Last week saw hundreds of airline passengers delayed at Glasgow airport following a fire in the facility’s main terminal
Airport news for Glasgow,Travel on 11/03/2013.
Last week saw hundreds of airline passengers delayed at Glasgow airport following a fire in the facility’s main terminal.
Local fire crews said they received an incident report from the airport at around 19:00 on Thursday. Reports said substantial amounts of smoke had filled the main terminal airport due to a flame behind a wall space, although investigators from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue later said that it had been a “small fire”.
No one was hurt in the ordeal, although a number of arriving travellers were delayed. Rescue Group commander Stuart Mclean told the BBC that police, firefighters and airport staff had had demonstrated a “close partnership”, noting that the fire was dealt with quickly and effectively.
Likewise, a spokesman said on behalf of Glasgow airport that the fire took place in the domestic arrivals hall above a doorway. He added that the area was quickly evacuated and that Strathclyde Fire and Rescue personnel were able to quickly tackle the blaze. He went on to add that no flights were disrupted but some passengers had to be diverted around the fire as they disembarked from arriving aircraft.