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Fire in Domestic Departure Terminal of Bali Airport

Breaking News: Blaze Quickly Extinguished Near ATM Centre at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport. At Least 19 Flights Delayed. No Injuries Reported.

A fire that broke out in the domestic departure arrival of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport on Friday afternoon, April 19, 2019, at 4:45 pm momentarily disrupted flight operations and sent passengers into a localized panic.

As reported by Balipost.com, the fire broke out in an area occupied by ATM’s and caused a power failure in the domestic departure terminal. The fire spread rapidly and reached the entrance to the check-in area and the boarding counter. Because of this, operations from domestic departure terminal were closed with power not available into the evening hours

10 fire trucks responded to the scene and the fire was extinguished within 40 minutes by the Airport’s security and firefighting team.

Arie Ahsanurrohim, a spokesman for the Airport, said following the fire, the entire departure area was immediately inspected and surveyed in order to ensure the fire was out, assess the damage caused by the fire, and allow the power grid in the domestic terminal to be restarted. Ahsanurrohim estimated that some 800 departing passengers were evacuated from the terminal during the blaze to safe muster areas outside the airport.

Ahsanurrohim said 19 flights were affected by delays linked to the fire: Lion (4), Garuda (5), Nam Air (2), Batik Air (2), Wing Airs (1), Air Asia (1), Citilink (3), and Sriwijaya (1).

Meanwhile, another 5 flight were moved from the domestic terminal to the international terminal during the power outage: Garuda, Air Asia, Sriwijaya Air, Citilink, and Nam Air.

No injuries have been linked to the fire.

While repairs are being carried out, domestic airline services are being channeled to temporarily channel passengers through the international departure area

Operations are expected to fully return to normal in the domestic arrival terminal by Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Sulaksono said no delays or diversions to arriving domestic flights resulted from the fire