1 Oct 2012

Auckland airport briefly evacuated because of fire

7:30 pm on 1 October 2012

Flights have resumed at Auckland International Airport after a fire in the terminal.

Services were delayed for about 20 minutes after the airport was evacuated at just after 6pm on Monday.

The Fire Service says the fire was caused by a flare being set off in the baggage handling area.

It caused a small fire, which sent smoke billowing through the terminal.