Broken Water Pipe At LA Airport Activates Sprinklers, Dousing Hundreds

Sunday, June 24th 2007, 3:34 pm
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Fire sprinklers at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal turned on Sunday after a water pipe broke, dousing hundreds of people, an airport official said.

The terminal was temporarily evacuated, and the baggage claim and screening areas were slightly flooded, said airport spokesman Marshall Lowe.

The terminal was evacuated about 11:25 a.m., and at 11:55 a.m. passengers were allowed back in, officials said.

Long lines formed in front of the terminal as passengers were readmitted through security checkpoints.

Airport officials could not immediately give estimates on flight delays.