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Following a fire incident at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, the Federal Airport Authority said it had diverted all flight operations from the Airport Terminal 1 to the D wing of the airport.

According to reports, the engineers at the airport have also disconnected power from the entire E wing to quench the ravaging fire, which started around 5:29 am on Thursday.

A statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Obiageli Orah, said smoke, which eventually turned into fire, had erupted from the E54 bridge.

FAAN and the Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services team were said to have restored calm in the area after some airport staff and travellers took to their heels.

The statement reads, “Smoke was detected billowing from the E54 Bridge, leading electrical engineers to immediately cut off power to the entire E Wing.

“The Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services (ARFFS) team was quick to respond, arriving at the scene by 05:30 hrs. Initial suspicions point to sparks from an electrical unit as the cause, but a thorough investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire.

“The incident, which had escalated into a fire, was brought under control by 06:41 hrs. Efforts to ventilate the smoke from the building are in progress. In the meantime, all flight operations in Terminal 1 of MMA have been diverted to the D Wing. More details will follow shortly.”

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