New York airport EXPLOSION: Newark Airport evacuated after blast underneath terminal

Friday, January 12, 2018
By Paul Martin

NEW YORK Newark Airport has been evacuated following a fiery explosion underneath a terminal building.

Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Shocking images show a column of flames shooting up from a roadway at the international airport terminal amid the blast.

Sections of Newark Liberty International Airport were evacuated and closed off to the public after reports smoke filled parts of Terminal C amid the blast.

The blast was caused when an electrical transformer had caught fire underneath the airport building.

No one was injured in the blaze, which occurred around 11.00 local time (16.00 GMT).

Flames sprung up from inside a manhole operated by electric company PSE&G, based in New Jersey.

Power has been cut to the terminal and the airport is now using a back-up generator as it attempts to remain on schedule.

The fire occurred on the same day that tens of thousands of buildings were without power in New Jersey, where Newark Airport is located.

It is not clear whether the transformer fire is linked to these outages.

This is a developing story. Please refresh the page for updates.

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