Significant delays at Newark airport after manhole fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials at Newark Liberty International Airport are working to fully restore power and service at one of its terminals after a manhole fire forced an evacuation and caused significant delays at security checkpoints.

A fire that forced a section of Terminal C to be evacuated was extinguished Friday and no one was injured.

Power was being restored Friday afternoon and the airport says equipment including elevators, escalators and some processing equipment at TSA checkpoints had to be re-started.

Passengers should check with their airlines to see if there are any delays.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said there was no smoke or fire inside the terminal.


This story has been corrected to remove a reference to smoke in an airport terminal, according to information from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.