Passengers were evacuated from a terminal at the Cape Town International Airport on Sunday 21 November 2010 after an electrical fire broke out, Airports Company SA (Acsa) said.
“At about 6.30am the fire alarm was set off in the international departure lounge,” spokeswoman Deidre Hendricks told Sapa.
“The fire and rescue team responded swiftly and we evacuated the terminal building as a precaution.”
The fire did not last long and passengers were allowed back into the building just after 7am, she said.
The cause of the fire was unknown but an assessment was being done.
However Hendricks said she could confirm that it was an electrical fire.