Thousands evacuated from Leeds Bradford Airport after fire alarm raised

Evacuation underway at Leeds Bradford Airport
Evacuation underway at Leeds Bradford Airport
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A false fire alarm caused disruption for thousands of passengers after the whole of Leeds Bradford Airport had to be evacuated.

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Evacuation taking place at Leeds Bradford Airport

Evacuation taking place at Leeds Bradford Airport

The alarm was raised after a contractor making a delivery opened a fire door at around 8.30 on Tuesday morning, with passengers and staff evacuated for around 15 minutes.

No delays have been caused to air travel times.

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A spokesperson for Leeds Bradford Airport said: "The safety and security of passengers in paramount.

"We'd like to thank everyone for their patience during the evacuation, after which we quickly got the full operation back up-and-running."

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