25 May 2015

Fat fryer causes airport evacuation

6:25 pm on 25 May 2015

About 400 people had to be evacuated from the terminal at Christchurch Airport this afternoon.

The Fire Service said the alarms went off due to a small fire in a deep fat fryer in one of the food outlets at the domestic terminal about 2.20pm.

Some passengers were kept on planes during the fire.