The fire forced airport customer service personnel to re-route security lines, which snaked through the baggage claim area just before 8 a.m. The airport’s website reported security wait times of 30 to 40 minutes at all three domestic terminal checkpoints at 8 a.m.
McCranie said the incident led to longer-than-usual security waits on an already “busy travel day because of yesterday’s holiday.”
McCranie said just one flight was delayed by the fire.
The fire marked the third such incident at the airport this year. In February, the people-mover system was shut down because of smoke in a tunnel. The smoke apparently came from an electric motor on a train car.
In June, an explosion in a maintenance shed outside concourse D prompted the evacuation of the concourse.
No injuries were reported in either incident.