Changi Airport Terminal 2 was temporarily shut down and evacuated after an alleged small fire broke out in its departure hall. News outlets claim the fire started in a storeroom but CAG has yet to confirm this information. The fire alarm was activated at approximately 5.40pm due to smoke emerging from the air ventilation system.
CAG later announced that the situation was under control and the fire had been identified and put out using the hosereel jet. In the interest of safety, all passengers were told to evacuate the airport including those already on board their planes. Passengers were told to expect significant delays and to check the flight information screens for alternative flight details.
At least 3 persons were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.