Transformer fire at Newark Airport sparks partial terminal evacuation

The airport was plunged into darkness after the fire

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The fire officials used 6 lines of 9 fire engines to bring the fire under control.

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The official said that there was no report of any casualty and the operation to douse the fire was on. Operations have not been affected. A spokesman for United Airlines, the only airline that has flights out of the terminal, said the delays were primarily because screening stations were shut down for some amount of time after the fire.

It was confined to the ground floor area of the lounge in the one-storied structure and destroyed electric wiring and installations, wooden furniture, partitions and the false ceiling, besides decorative material. The ceremonial lounge was completely gutted in the fire.

The airport said the power was out for approximately two hours - until about 1.20pm local time. PSE&G had temporarily cut power at the terminal between 11:15 a.m.to 1:20 p.m., where backup generators were being used to supply power to the terminal, the airport said.

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