UPDATE: Fire at Gatwick Airport

Coach fire at Gatwick'Picture courtesy of @LouisaW
Coach fire at Gatwick'Picture courtesy of @LouisaW

The first floor of the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport was evacuated for a short time this afternoon (August 9) after a coach fire.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and the airport’s own fire crews were called at 12.30pm.

Coach fire at Gatwick'Picture courtesy of @LouisaW

Coach fire at Gatwick'Picture courtesy of @LouisaW

People were evacuated from the lower level because smoke got into the building, but the check-ins on the upper floor and flights continued as normal.

Six fire crews attended and the fire was out within an hour.

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