Category Archives: Airport

Chicago, IL – Sprinkler system activated for electrical fire at O’Hare International Airport; No injuries reported

A fire broke out in a pedestrian tunnel at O’Hare International Airport on Saturday morning, the Chicago Fire Department confirms.

The fire started shortly after 8 a.m. The escalator fire in the pedestrian tunnel between concourses B and C in Terminal 1 was caused by an electrical issue.

Sprinklers went off, and the tunnel was closed and electricity turned off. Power was restored around 9:30 a.m.

People are being shuttled around the tunnel, CFD said.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Officials with United Airlines reported that some flights were delayed due to the incident, but regular operations had resumed by noon.

New Orleans, LA – Fire sprinklers stop electrical fire at airport from spreading; No injuries reported

Airport crews are assessing damage after a fire at the Armstrong Airport.

The fire started on the third floor of a terminal in an electrical room causing sprinklers to pour water on several other floors in the terminal, according to an airport representative.

Kenner Fire Department and on-site fire crews responded to the fire.

Airport leaders say they got the report of the fire at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.

The cause is still being investigated. No injuries were reported.