Dallas Fire and Rescue responded to a fire alarm around 4:30 a.m. The fire department said smoke from an over-heated component in an air conditioning unit set off the alarm.
Normal operations are now resuming after Dallas Fire Rescue's thorough inspection. Please be patient as we repopulate. We apologize for the inconvenience. #SafetyFirst— Dallas Love Field (@DallasLoveField) December 22, 2017
Firefighters resolved the issue in less than 20 minutes, and passengers were allowed back in the terminal.
Dallas passengers were forced to be re-screened, prompting expected delays of 90 minutes.
Even travelers in Houston could feel the impact from the evacuation in Dallas. Dallas Love Field serves as a major connector of Southwest flights to and from Houston Hobby Airport. Two flights departing Love Field for Hobby were cancelled, while another four were delayed. One flight from Hobby to Dallas was cancelled.
Two delays and one canceled flight from @DallasLoveField to @HobbyAirport after small fire in Dallas. An AC component got overheated. Operations back to normal @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/ST3LkL8Tq0— Marla Carter (@MarlaABC13) December 22, 2017
Friday marks one of the busiest days to travel before Christmas Day. An estimated 2.7 million people are flying today.
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