Fire Outbreak Disrupts Operations at Lagos Airport

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Flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 1 have been rerouted to the D wing following a fire outbreak, as confirmed by the Federal Airport Authority.

Engineers swiftly cut off power to the entire E wing to combat the fire, which ignited around 5:29 am on Thursday, originating from the E54 bridge, causing alarm among airport personnel and travelers.

FAAN, along with the Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services team, managed to restore order after a brief period of chaos.

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In a statement by Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Obiageli Orah, it was revealed that the fire, suspected to have stemmed from electrical sparks, was contained by 06:41 hrs. Investigations are ongoing to determine the exact cause.

Efforts to clear smoke from the premises are underway while flight operations at Terminal 1 are temporarily shifted to the D Wing. Further updates will be provided shortly.