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Wellington International Airport resumes service after fire in main terminal.


Wellington International Airport has opened again after it was evacuated today (20 October)when a fire broke out in the main terminal.

Wellington Airport said that all 40 flights coming in and out of the airport were stopped and services ceased for about an hour and a half. However, all services at the airport have now been resumed, although delays will occur into the evening.

Wellington Fire Brigade senior station officer Paul Lyall stated that the fire, believed to be electrical, was located in the ceiling of the departure lounge.

The airport's sprinkler system controlled the fire which was confined to the ceiling area, but some electrical equipment suffered from water damage.

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Date:Oct 20, 2008
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