October 20, 2020

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Paris Orly Terminal evacuated due to burning bus

Paris Orly Terminal evacuated due to burning bus

The bus was carrying passengers from Paris to the airport. At quarter past nine, the driver pulled over the bus just before the entrance to Terminal 4 due to the smell of smoke. The driver tried in vain to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher.

The heavy smoke caused the fire alarm to go off in the terminal. While firefighters tried to extinguish the fire, the building was evacuated. According to the newspaper Le Parisien About 300 passengers had to wait in front of the terminal.

The fire was extinguished by 11.30am. When it turned out that the building was not damaged, operations resumed. No passenger has missed their flight; However, several flights were delayed.

Paris Orly was closed for several months during the Coronavirus outbreak. On 25 June, operations resumed on a limited scale.