A fire incident was today averted at in the equipment room of the new international terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The incident described as minor was swiftly curtailed by the in-built fire detection and protection system at the new terminal that triggered automatically according to the General Manager Public Affairs Mrs Henrietta Yakubu of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN in a statement.
She noted that the building was designed and built with this protection system, “The system comes up when it senses high ambient temperatures and sprays fire extinguishing agent. The residue of powder sprayed by the system was seen in the cloud, there was no fire at all”.
Men of the fore service at the airport is reported to have commenced the clearing of the reminant of the powder.
The Authority therefore reassure passengers and the general public that there was no cause for panic, as flight operations would resume after the fire men were done clearing the area.
It will be recalled that few weeks ago, a fire incident also occurred at the Sam Mbakwe cargo airport in Owerri.
The fire was said to have made passengers to scapper for safety as the smoke bellowing from the building filled the fire.
The incident was reported to have caused substantial damage to a section of the terminal building.