Airport evacuated after fire alarm goes off

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LF Wade International Airport was evacuated yesterday afternoon after a fire alarm went off.

Staff and passengers were allowed back into the building after the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service did a security sweep and gave the all clear.

A Skyport airport duty officer said: “At 3.01pm, the Life Safety System audible alarm was activated in the airport and emergency services were called.

“The building was immediately evacuated by staff and passengers as the matter was being investigated.

“Bermuda Fire and Rescue Services arrived on the scene at 3:16pm to assess the situation.

“After a thorough investigation of the affected area and a security sweep, the all clear was given at 3.35pm when staff and passengers were allowed to re-enter the building.”

The duty officer said that the cause was being investigated. There was no impact on flights.

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Published Sep 1, 2017 at 5:33 pm (Updated Sep 2, 2017 at 12:42 am)

Airport evacuated after fire alarm goes off

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