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Smoke causes evacuation at Shreveport Regional Airport

Staff stand outside the Shreveport Regional Airport following evacuation orders from the...
Staff stand outside the Shreveport Regional Airport following evacuation orders from the Shreveport Fire department.(KSLA)
Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 1:01 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Shreveport Fire Department responded to reports of smoke at the Shreveport Regional Airport around 12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.

Roughly 50 to 60 customers and airport personnel were evacuated from the airport. An airport spokesperson said that the airport had an electricity issue. Two motors for the concourse’s air-handling system began to overheat and start producing smoke.

Smoke began to fill the terminal and an evacuation was called. Overall the airport was closed for a total of 20 minutes and is currently operating normally with no flights delayed.

There is still no word on when the airport will resume using regular power. Airport officials say they are going back to their regular schedule.

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