Posted on Thursday, 11.07.13
Havana airport briefly evacuated for fire
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAVANA — The main international terminal of Havana’s airport has been
briefly evacuated due to a fire, but there are no reports of deaths or
Amalia Reigosa was at Terminal 3 of Jose Marti airport to pick up her
mother who was arriving from Italy. Reigosa says officials told her the
afternoon fire was caused by human error and originated in an office
near the departure area.
Smoke spread through the air ducts, and the terminal was evacuated.
Fire trucks and ambulances appeared but there were no reports of
injuries and no official word on any damage.
Some flights were delayed but service was normal later Thursday.
Terminal 3 was built in the 1990s with Canadian financing and handles
most international flights. It is currently being renovated.
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