Gates Open, Delays at Newark Airport After Manhole Fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials at Newark Liberty International Airport are reporting progress at restoring service at one of its terminals after a manhole fire forced an evacuation.

The problem prompted the evacuation of a section of Terminal C and caused significant delays at security checkpoints. The fire was extinguished Friday, and no one was injured.

Airport officials say all gates are operating, and nearly all security checkpoints at Terminals C1, C2 and C3 are open, but there are wait times of up to an hour. Terminals A and B are reporting checkpoint wait times of 25 minutes or less. Passengers are advised to check with their airlines.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said there was no smoke or fire inside the terminal.

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