FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Passengers preparing to board a JetBlue flight at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport were evacuated from the terminal Saturday afternoon.READ MORE: With Topic To Be Discussed At Special Meeting, Broward School Board Chair Says She’ll Vote Again In Favor Of Mandatory Masks
Broward Aviation Department spokesman Greg Meyer said a contractor for the airline accidentally hit the fire suspension system at around 3 p.m. causing the sprinkler system to go off.
Passengers were seen standing on the tarmac as crews worked to resolve the situation.READ MORE: ‘This Is About Freedom’: Republican Leaders Gather At Versailles For Another Cuba Rally
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Passengers later boarded the plane without further issue.