Two police officers were injured at Washington Dulles airport when a segway belonging to the airport’s Segway/T3 Patrol spontaneously caught fire. The departures level of the head house was evacuated for approximately 90 minutes while the fire department responded to the blaze and passengers stood outside of the terminal.
Happening in Dulles Airport right now, but the security officers 👮♀️ was able to quench the fire. pic.twitter.com/voVrjWuNb8
— Ranking Z (@zubiranks) August 19, 2023
— Jared Stern, LIVE ON BROADWAY* OUT NOW! (@FunnyJared) August 19, 2023
ALERT: Around 7:30p.m. smoke was observed in the main terminal caused by a police motorized segway. Passengers evacuated as a safety precaution. MWAA Fire and Rescue responded, contained the smoke and completed ventilation by 9 p.m. Operations resumed afterwards.
— Dulles Airport (IAD) (@Dulles_Airport) August 20, 2023
By around 9 p.m. the fire which began near the EgyptAir ticket counters was extinguished and smoke cleared, so passengers and airport staff were permitted to return into the terminal. Both officers were transported to the hospital, though injuries weren’t serious.