Flights Have Resumed At Pearson Airport After Fire At Terminal 1 Last Night

Chaos erupted at Pearson Airport last night after a fire near a security checkpoint led authorities to evacuate the area. The fire broke out in a store in the secure area around 6:30pm, according to Peel Police. It was quickly extinguished but not before all U.S. bound flights from Terminal 1 were cancelled for the night, and dozens of inbound flights were stranded on the tarmac for hours. Photos posted on social media showed thick smoke in parts of the airport, and television footage showed frustrated passengers crowding the terminal’s main concourse. There cause of the fire is still under investigation. Flights are taking off and departing as usual this morning but there could be delays so check your flight before heading to the airport.

Photo Credit: Peel Police via Twitter

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan