It appears the fire alarm activation at the airport this weekend was an act of vandalism and the matter is now under investigation, a Ministry of Transport spokesperson said. On Sunday [Aug 26] the gate to the LF Wade International Airport was closed as passengers and staff were evacuated from the building.
A Transport Ministry spokesperson said, “There was a Fire Alarm activation at 13.38 hours on Sunday, August 26 that necessitated the full evacuation of the Air Terminal and the subsequent ceasing of operations on Apron 1. Please note that this activation was at the busiest time of the day.
“In accordance with protocol, the gates along Cahow Way were closed to limit/stop any additional traffic and persons making drop offs at the Terminal curbside while total concentration was being applied to the actual Fire alarm and evacuation.
“It appears the fire alarm activation was an act of vandalism as the alarm at Gate House #4 Zone G was intentionally pulled and the matter is now under investigation.
“The All-Clear was given by BFRS at 13.50 hours and the Fire Alarm system was reset. BFRS stood-down at 14:05 hours and all passengers and staff were allowed back in the terminal for processing.”
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