27 Dec 2018

Fire sparks evacuation at Auckland Airport's International terminal

8:25 pm on 27 December 2018

Some delays to flights are expected at Auckland Airport's International terminal after a fire sparked an evacuation.

Signage for check-in at Auckland International Airport

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Fire and Emergency said the small blaze at Auckland Airport started from a make-up stand.

Fire and Emergency said an automatic alarm went off at the duty free area of the international terminal just before 7pm today.

About 60 firefighters were called to the scene.

A spokesperson for the airport said everyone was evacuated safely and the fire was now extinguished.

The spokesperson said they were waiting for the all clear from Fire and Emergency for travellers to re-enter the area.

She said there would be some delays to flights.

People took to social media after the fire alarm went off.