A FIRE at a hanger at Dublin Airport caused a suspension to all flights at Dublin Airport this morning following a fire which took hold at one of the hangers at the airport.
Photo( Dublin Fire Brigade)
The fire occurred at around 7am. A number of fre appliances from Dublin Airport Fire Service and fire crews from Swords, Finglas, Kilbarrack and Tara Street (HQ) fire stations from Dublin Fire Brigade attended.
A dramatic photo of the fire has circulated on social media. Dublin Airport Authority have confirmed the fire was in a confined area away from passengers, however staff in Hanger 3 were evacuated.
Two aircrafts were in the hanger at the time but were not damaged as a result of the fire.
Communications Manager with Dublin Airport Authority is Siobhan O’Donnell. She said all people had been accounted for. “All flight operations were suspended because all emergency services have been brought to fight the fire and as a result if something happens on the airfield the fire cover is not available. This is standard procedure.”
(File Photo Un-related to Incident)
During the incident, a number of flights were circling around Dublin, while some others were diverted to Belfast and Shannon Airports. The last aircraft to land before the suspension was a Ryanair flight from Leeds Bradford Airport at 7.26am, while the last outgoing journey was also a Ryanair service, to Wroclaw in Poland at 7.25am.
Nobody was injured in the fire and flights and normal operations at the Airport resumed at around 8.15am.