Photos and videos: Fire breaks out at Changi Airport Terminal 2 departure hall

Submitted by Stomper Amriq, Anthony, Mugal, Mike, Anon, Jimmy, Steven and Lawrence

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Stompers Amriq, Anthony, Mugal, Mike, Anon, Jimmy, Steven and Lawrence alerted Stomp to a fire that broke out at Changi Airport Terminal 2 departure hall today (May 16) at around 5.40pm.

The police said in a Facebook post that they were alerted to a case of fire at 5.43pm. It added that police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were managing the incident. 

A post on the Changi Airport Facebook page added that a fire alarm was activated at Terminal 2 at around 5.30pm due to smoke coming through the air vents. An evacuation of the terminal was subsequently initiated. 

In an update posted at around 6.30pm, Changi Airport said that it had identified the cause of the fire, but flight operations at Terminal 2 were affected. 

Photos and videos contributed by Stompers show people being evacuated and smoke in the terminal.

Stomper Mike was in Terminal 2 when the incident occurred. He told Stomp that he saw smoke filling up the hall and that they were evacuated to the drop-off point of the departure hall.

Another video contributed by a Stomper shows people being evacuated to the airport apron.

The SCDF said on Facebook at around 7.10pm that the fire has since been extinguished by SCDF personnel using a hosereel jet.

In a subsequent update posted on the Changi Airport Facebook page, Changi Airport said that a fire had broke out in a room holding air-conditioning equipment. Two people were sent to a hospital for observation after approaching Changi staff for medical assistance, and another four were brought to the clinic at Terminal 3.