Hangar Fire at Dublin Airport Causes Temporary Delays
Photo via Twitter/BBCBreaking
Flights into and out of Dublin Airport were temporarily suspended as firefighters battled a blaze on the roof of a hangar Wednesday morning.
In a report from Henry McDonald of The Guardian, a fire engulfed the roof of hangar three at around 7:15 a.m. local time and forced the temporary closure of the airport’s main runway while emergency crews attended to the blaze.
Four fire vehicles stationed at the airport were dispatched to the hangar and quickly brought the fire under control. There were no injuries reported in the blaze, and the hangar is typically off limits to the public.
While the fire was brought under control, six flights that were originally scheduled to land at the Dublin airport were rerouted to Shannon Airport and four other flights were diverted to George Best Belfast City Airport.
The official Twitter account of the BBC shared an image of the fire:
Dublin Airport officials reported that the schedule of landings and departures was disrupted for around 90 minutes, but service was quickly restored to the facility once the emergency crews extinguished the fire.
Eirtech Aviation, the company that owns hangar three, released a statement to The Guardian about the fire:
“The fire is limited to a section of roofing and the Dublin Airport Fire Brigade is on site managing the situation. We understand from the emergency services that the fire has been contained (as at 8.35 a.m.). We can confirm that there have been no injuries and all personnel on site have been evacuated and are safe. The aircraft in the hangar are not affected but will be fully inspected in due course, as safety is Eirtech Aviation’s number one priority.”
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