Despite a quick response from private security firm HitCorp, a fire at Grenadier Airport caused delays of over an hour for flights leaving the main terminal.
The fire, believed to have started with a temperamental espresso machine, consumed a passenger lounge and drove passengers out with smoke. “It happened so fast,” explained one passenger, “that all we could do was run!”
Cloth curtains have been blamed for the speed of the blaze and removed from all terminal areas. HitCorp responded to the fire and extinguished the blaze with half of an hour, but safety officials refused to open the terminal until smoke cleared.