The images show a huge plume of black smoke. A bus caught fire this Sunday afternoon at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, at Terminal 2E, reveals BFMTV. "It was a tourist bus that had no passengers that caught fire, the driver was able to get out," says the Parisian Paris Airport. Road access to the terminal was briefly closed and alternative accesses were put in place. There was no impact on air traffic, the group said.
The terminal has not been evacuated, also specifies to the Parisian the ADP group, in charge of infrastructure management.
Impressive images of the fire
"No explosion," had earlier reassured on Twitter Paris Airport. "A technical incident is indeed underway at Terminal 2E of CDG, it is a bus that caught fire," he added. Firefighters are on site and the situation is now under control. »
Images posted on social media show a huge plume of black smoke in the sky sometimes visible from several kilometers away. One of the passengers was even able to film the fire from his plane, according to a video he posted on Twitter.
Bus on fire at #cdg @France24_en pic.twitter.com/MvJ4YIHl0a
— samxdavies (@SamxDavies) May 21, 2023
Waiting for my ✈️ 972. Airport#Paris #CDG Airport #Pompiers are on the scene for a burning 🔥 electric bus. Quick message from #AF to reassure airport customers who may have parked their vehicle in the basement. Thanks @airfrance😌. pic.twitter.com/Kuz35PxWNZ
— Cynthia TARANTINO (@cycylienne) May 21, 2023
It looks like there's a fire at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport! Smoke visible from the sky at take-off #CDG #Roissy pic.twitter.com/Mx94dYsMtK
— Steven 🐱 (@st3vK) May 21, 2023
The circumstances of the fire are still unknown. But it is reminiscent of the many similar incidents encountered in recent months. On May 8, a hybrid bus of the RATP had already caught fire at Porte de Clignancourt, in Paris. No one was injured in the incident. An investigation had been opened to determine his circumstances.