Fire Outbreak at Lagos Airport E54 Air Bridge

Ugo Aliogo

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has disclosed that there was a fire outbreak at 05:29 hrs, when smoke was detected billowing from the E54 Bridge, leading electrical engineers to immediately cut off power to the entire E Wing. 

The fire was said to have lasted for two hours before it was put off.

Air bridge, also known as avio-bridge, is the facility through which passengers access the aircraft while boarding.

In a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Mrs. Obiageli Orah, it was noted that the Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services (ARFFS) team was quick to respond, arriving at the scene by 05:30 hrs. 

The statement said initial suspicions point to sparks from an electrical unit as the cause, but a thorough investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire.

According to the statement, “The incident, which had escalated into a fire, was brought under control by 06:41 hrs. Efforts to ventilate the smoke from the building are in progress.

“In the meantime, all flight operations in Terminal 1 of MMA have been diverted to the D Wing. More details will follow shortly. There was fire today on avio bridge. E wing closed. aircraft moved to D wing of the old terminal.”

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