Hundreds of people were cleared out of a terminal at Newark Liberty Airport after a fire that erupted there earlier Monday morning reignited, officials said.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed Monday that a fire broke out just after 1 a.m. in a boiler room ceiling in Terminal B.
There were about 200 people in Terminal B when it was evacuated, authorities said. The blaze caused smoke to pour from the top of the building.
The fire was put out and the terminal reopened, but a short time later the fire rekindled and forced a second evacuation, officials said.
It was unclear if any flights were delayed because of the fire.
Although the second blaze was brought under control sometime before 4:30 a.m., heavy smoke remained in the building and travelers could not return until it was cleared out, officials said.
The terminal was being ventilated Monday morning as smoke continued to dissipate overhead.
People began re-entering the terminal around 5:15 a.m.
No injuries were reported in the fires.