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Wellington Airport evacuated after small fire in terminal

Wellington International Airport has been evacuated after a small fire was found in the main terminal. 

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The cause of the fire in the main terminal is being investigated. Source: 1 NEWS

A Wellington airport spokesperson said all people were safely evacuated. 

The fire is now extinguished. It was found at about 8.30am today from a light fitting in the main terminal, the spokesperson said.

"The cause has been thoroughly investigated and isolated to a single faulty light fitting.

"As an extra precaution we are reviewing all similar fittings to ensure there are no further issues."

Flight delays are expected until approximately 5pm today. 

People evacuated from Wellington International Airport after a small fire in the terminal. Source: 1 NEWS

Fire and Emergency New Zealand said the fire caused "a lot of smoke" in the main terminal.