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Operations largely back to normal at Toronto's Pearson airport after fire

Smoke is shown inside the security screening area of Terminal 1 at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Sunday, March 17, 2019. A fire at Canada's busiest airport has led to cancellations, delays and a few smoke-related injuries. The blaze broke out Sunday evening in Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport, leading authorities to evacuate the area. It was extinguished a short time later, but the airport announced in a tweet that all flights to the U.S. scheduled to depart from Terminal 1 had been cancelled.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - James Agnew
March 18, 2019 - 9:00 AM

TORONTO - Operations at Toronto's Pearson International Airport had largely returned to normal Monday morning after a fire the night before triggered an evacuation and major flight disruptions.

The airport said on its Twitter feed that both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 were operating normally, but those travelling to the U.S. from Terminal 1 — where the fire started — could see some delays.

Travellers were advised to check their flight status today before heading to the airport, which is Canada's busiest.

All U.S.-bound flights from Terminal 1 were cancelled Sunday night after the fire broke out near a security checkpoint around 6:30 p.m.

The fire was quickly extinguished, although there was no immediate word on how it started.

Dozens of inbound flights were also stranded on the tarmac for hours as crews worked to make sure the airport terminal was safe.

Photos posted on social media Sunday, as well as television footage, showed thick smoke in parts of the airport and frustrated passengers crowding the terminal's main concourse.

Paramedics said one woman was taken to hospital in stable condition, while another was treated at the scene and released.

Police said no major injuries were reported.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2019
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