Cincinnati airport evacuated after fire alarm

AP News
Posted: Dec 26, 2011 10:59 AM
Cincinnati airport evacuated after fire alarm

Officials briefly evacuated the Cincinnati airport after a fire alarm went off, requiring a few hundred passengers to leave and go through security again.

Barb Schempf, spokeswoman for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, says there was no fire and officials don't know why the alarm went off.

She says the airport's Terminal 3 was evacuated at about 7:30 a.m. Monday and reopened about an hour later. Between 800 and 1,000 passengers were affected.

She says all 10 security lines were open to process travelers and the maximum wait time was 15 minutes.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,