Entebbe back to normal scheduling after fire incident
Normal services have resumed at Entebbe International Airport following what regulator Uganda Civil Aviation Authority described as a “minor” fire in the passenger terminal earlier today.
An evacuation of the terminal was ordered at about 15.00hrs today as firefighting crews responded to a smoking incident in the panels above the passenger concourse adjacent to departure gates 2A and 2B. The fire whose source is still under investigation was promptly put out but operations were interrupted for about 40 minutes as smoke was cleared out of the terminal.
The CAA says there no injuries during the evacuation “as the UCAA Rescue and Fire-fighting Services team handled the situation, which was normalized by 3:45 pm.”
The incident mainly affected flight EK730 to Dubai, whose departure was delayed by 55 minutes. Subsequent inbound and outbound flights are operating normally.