Mikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1405 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
I just heard, but while details are sketchy at this point, apparently a fire has caused evacuation of the ticketing/check-in areas and presumably the baggage claim area as well at the Lindbergh Terminal...this might cause some delays. It's under control now, thankfully. Anyone have any more specific details?!?
Boeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3321 times:
Yup, just got back. Looks like the belt going from the curbside check-in to the baggage area is quite charred. The smell of smoke is everywhere around Checkpoint 6. All is over now, and no injuries, but I'm sure some bags are damaged. They were about to re-open some NW ticket counters when I left.
CO737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3292 times:
Any news on possible delays? I'm supposed to be flying to MSP on NWA in about 2 hours. I've checked the NWA website, and it doesn't say anything, so I'm hoping they've got everything back on track.
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Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3008 times:
I was out at the airport today so I went down to the baggage claim level today to see if there was any sign of the fire still. Door 6 is blocked off (right by the Starbucks down there) and there was one other very small area blocked off with tape. Other than that there are few signs of the fire. Ironically there is a statue commemorating fire fighters right at door 6.