Thou­sands dis­rupted by air­port fire evac­u­a­tions

Sunday Star-Times - - News -

A fire at Auck­land Air­port yes­ter­day led to the evac­u­a­tion of the in­ter­na­tional check-in area and ar­rivals bag­gage hall. The fire be­gan in an air-con­di­tion­ing vent and was ex­tin­guished by the sprin­kler sys­tem. Thou­sands of pas­sen­gers were af­fected, and some were un­happy at the air­port’s re­sponse. One said she had been stuck in Cus­toms for four hours with an alarm that sounded ev­ery 10 sec­onds.

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