Stansted Airport’s terminal was partially evacuated after a bus caught fire close to the main building.
At least one fire engine rushed to the scene and police diverted traffic away from the terminal.
- UPDATE 21:00 UTC All departing flights until midnight have now been cancelled and passengers are asked to leave the Airport.
- UPDATE 19:32 UTC Ryanair have been forced to cancel a number of flights at London Stansted this evening, due to extensive disruptions caused by an earlier fire outside the terminal building. Affected customers have been notified via SMS and email.
- UPDATE 19:00 UTC All departing flights have now been cancelled and passengers are politely asked to leave the Airport.
The earlier incident has been caused by an engine electrical fault on the bus.
At 4.40pm the airport said: “Due to a fire on the car park shuttle bus, terminal forecourt and surrounded area including parts of the terminal building are being evacuated due to smoke. We are investigating this as a matter of urgency and will provide an update shortly.”