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FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Passengers preparing to board a JetBlue flight at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport were evacuated from the terminal Saturday afternoon.

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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.

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Officials were able to turn off the water.

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Passengers later boarded the plane without further issue.