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Evacuation Alarm Sounds At ABIA, No Fire

Updated: Wednesday, July 30 2014, 03:57 PM CDT

A fire alarm that prompted some passengers to evacuate Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been blamed on a worker who was welding.

Airport spokesman Jim Halbrook says there was no fire Wednesday morning and operations returned to normal after about 15 minutes.

Halbrook says the alarm and audio order to evacuate the 25-gate terminal was set off by some welding during concourse construction.

Halbrook says some passengers evacuated but were quickly rescreened. He had no estimate on how many people left the terminal.

(Photo by LoneStarMike (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.)

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Evacuation Alarm Sounds At ABIA, No Fire

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