Manchester Airport evacuated after fire with travellers describing it as ‘traumatising’

Firefighters have been pictured at the Terminal 1 departures as part of the airport has been evacuated with concerned passengers flooding social media with photos

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Manchester airport evacuated following suspected fire incident

Parts of Manchester Airport have been evacuated after a fire broke out at a busy terminal leaving some travelers ‘traumatized’.

Firefighters have been pictured at Terminal 1 departures as people took to social media demanding to know what was going on.

Passengers were told to evacuate ‘immediately’ due to ‘incident’ but many have hit out at the airport’s silence since alarms sounded at around 6pm.

A fire engine was also photographed outside the building as desperate fliers pleaded for updates.

But tonight Manchester Airport told Mirror Online: “The T1 departure lounge was briefly evacuated due to a fire alarm at one of the food outlets.







Pictures from the airport show a fire fighter walking through the terminal
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A fire engine was spotted outside the building
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“Around 200 passengers had to be re-screened and flights were held for them.

“The incident was stood down at around 6.15pm.”

One flyer uploaded a video to Twitter where you can hear an alarm going off in the background.

A tannoy announcer can also be heard stating that “an incident has arisen” which requires the “immediate evacuation” of the terminal.

They tweeted: “Just been evacuated from an area of ​​T1 at Manchester airport because of an incident. Hope everyone / everything is alright.”

Emergency services, including a fire engine, are at the scene.

Another passenger tweeted: “What a joke. 1 hour to get through security at Manchester.







A fire at a food outlet caused the evacuation, the airport said in a statement
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The incident was stood down at around 6.15pm, airport staff say
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“Then as soon as I get through the area is evacuated because of a fire? No where is open and there’s a line to get stuff from Smiths. #manchesterairport

Another wrote: “@manairport what a joke … no other words could possibly describe the absolutely traumatising experience this airport is right now #dobetter

They weren’t alone in slamming the lack of communication.

“Would have been nice if someone had the sense to let people know what’s going on … bad order,” a tweet read from another.

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