North Carolina airport kitchen fire
Airport officials said firefighters were responding to a fire that broke out at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Wednesday.
CLT said the fire broke out in the kitchen in the atrium area. Passengers were transferred from the atrium to the concourse.
The road in front of the station is…
A kitchen fire prompted a partial evacuation at North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Wednesday, March 23, although airport officials said departures and arrivals continued as usual.
“Charlotte Fire is responding to a kitchen fire in the Atrium,” officials said in a tweet on the airport’s account.
“Passengers have been safely moved from the lobby area to the concourse.
The road in front of the building is currently closed to traffic for emergency crews.”
This footage shows smoke rising from the airport as firefighters extend the ladder of a truck towards the roof of the airport.
It was not immediately clear what damage was caused by the fire and the possibility of injuries.
Witnesses told Queen City News that “hundreds” of travelers could be seen outside the airport.
Pictures and videos posted on Twitter showed black smoke from the airport billowing into the sky.