Fire Breaks Out at Newark Airport Parking Lot

Fire Breaks Out at Newark Airport Parking Lot

United Airlines, airplane, Newark Airport

Travelers at a New Jersey airport witnessed a massive fire as more than a dozen cars in a nearby parking lot went up in flames Thursday.

According to the New York Daily News, the Terminal C parking garage rooftop at Newark Liberty International Airport was officially closed at 7 a.m. ET due to a fire that spread to at least a dozen vehicles and sent plumes of black smoke into the air.

Officials from the Newark airport said the Level 1 arrivals area was closed and asked passengers heading to the facility to use Levels 2 and 3 for passenger pick-up. The cause of the fire was not immediately apparent, but no injuries were reported.

Video of the fire was shared on social media.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said airport operations were running as usual.

The blaze at Newark Liberty International came just hours after a fire tore through a paper plant in Bergen County, New Jersey, just minutes away from the airport. The massive inferno burned for hours Wednesday night into Thursday as firefighters battled freezing temperatures.


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