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Flights delayed after Perth Airport’s T1 international terminal evacuated because of fire alarm

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Perth International Airport was evacuated this afternoon, causing numerous flight delays.
Camera IconPerth International Airport was evacuated this afternoon, causing numerous flight delays. Credit: Kelsey Reid/The West Australian

Perth International Airport was evacuated on Monday afternoon, causing flight chaos.

An airport spokeswoman said that the T1 international terminal was evacuated about 11.55am because of a “fire alarm activation” within the departure lounge.

Emergency services responded and the terminal was reopened by 12.35pm.

“Two arriving international flights were delayed while reoccupation of the terminal occurred,” a Perth Airport spokeswoman said.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services confirmed firefighters attended.

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