Fire inside employee laundry room prompts ground stop at Bush Airport’s Terminal C, officials say

Airline passengers make their way through George Bush Intercontinental Airport Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in Houston. Americans can expect airports to be busier and planes to be full, according to a forecast by the main trade association for U.S. airlines release ahead of the holiday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (David J. Phillip, Associated Press)

A ground stop was issued at Bush Airport due to a reported fire inside an employee laundry room within Terminal C, officials said.

According to Flight Aware, the ground stop was issued shortly before 7 a.m. and it was since lifted at 7:30 a.m.

Firefighters with Houston Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire after all employees evacuated.

The fire did not affect the passenger terminal, however, officials said smoke may be lingering throughout, and does not pose any danger.

No operations were affected at other terminals at the airport.

No injuries were reported.

Passengers are urged to contact their airline as operations at Terminal C may be affected.

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