Passenger's bag catches fire at Detroit Metro Airport
Lithium batteries caused fire
ROMULUS, Mich. – A passenger's bag caught fire Friday afternoon at Detroit Metro Airport.
According to airport officials, its fire department and explosives team responded to the fire at the North Terminal checkpoint just before 3 p.m. It was determined lithium batteries caused the fire.
Passengers were moved to a second checkpoint. Officials said that checkpoint will be used until the fire scene is cleaned up.
The airport advised that travelers may experience longer wait times Friday afternoon.
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