The LF Wade International Airport was evacuated on Friday afternoon due to a fire alarm activation.

A Skyport Airport Duty Officer said: “At 3:01pm, the Life Safety System audible alarm was activated in the airport and emergency services were called. The building was immediately evacuated by staff and passengers as the matter was being investigated.

“Bermuda Fire and Rescue Services arrived on the scene at 3:16pm to assess the situation. After a thorough investigation of the affected area and a security sweep, the all clear was given at 3:35pm when staff and passengers were allowed to re-enter the building. The cause of the alarm is being investigated.”

A spokeswoman said the evacuation “had no impact on flights arriving or departing” yesterday.