Around 6pm on September 17th, photos taken by numerous travelers showing thick black smoke outside Terminal 2 at Beijing International Airport began showing up around Weibo.
The first report posted at 5:49pm read only:
Beijing International Airport Terminal 2 is burning, don’t know what’s the cause. Hope no one is hurt.
According to Beijing Capital International Airport’s official statement, at present airport officials are looking into the matter and so far have to report that there have been no casualties and the airport is operating normally again.
The source of the fire is currently being blamed on a construction site accident. Though the fire was in close proximity to the jetways, no aircraft were damaged.
Check back later for more updates and information as we receive it.
Photos from multiple Weibo users: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.