8 Dec 2018

Auckland International Airport evacuated after fire

7:31 pm on 8 December 2018

Two areas of Auckland International Airport have been evacuated following a fire in an air vent.

An Airport spokesperson said Check-in, International Departures, Baggage Hall and International Arrivals were all evacuated.

He said the fire began in an air-conditioning vent, but was quickly doused by the sprinkler system.

Airport emergency services were onsite and passengers were not being processed.

It is not known if there will be delays to flights.