Parts of Stansted Airport in Essex were evacuated Friday evening following flames engulfing the building after a shuttle bus bursts into flames outside the terminal.
Official tweet from the airport at around 16:40 read, “Due to a fire on the car park shuttle bus, terminal forecourt and surrounded area including parts of the terminal building are being evacuated due to smoke.”
At around 17:12 another tweet from the authorities confirmed the fire was put off and the officials were returning to normal operations.
The cause of blaze is not yet know and the airport said are investigating it as a matter of urgency.
The Essex Fire Service spokesperson said four crews were deployed at the scene where a shuttle bus was alight outside the terminal entrance.
Friday was one of the busiest days of the year at the Stansted Airport, which handles twenty million passengers annually, as holidayers were getting away for Easter break.
One of the travelers stuck inside said, “It’s getting packed in here! They’re not letting anyone leave.”