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Colorado Springs Airport fully reopens Wednesday

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The Colorado Springs Airport has fully reopened Wednesday following a full day of closure due to a fire on the roof of the terminal.

Be sure to check with your carrier to find out if your previously scheduled flight will still take place.

Early Tuesday morning, airport spokeswomen Aidan Ryan said the damage done by the three alarm fire before midnight was extensive.

Most of the damage was caused by water forced on the roof and ceiling to knock down the flames.  A peek inside the front windows shows water damage, ceiling damage and electrical wiring damage.

The fire was first reported at 10:53 Monday night. Flames and smoke were visible from outside the airport, however just after midnight, most of the smoke started to dissipate. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze. 

Airport officials say a team is headed into the airport to assess the damage and try to make a determination of when the airport can re-opened. That may come as early as Tuesday afternoon.

The airport was evacuated, and passengers on planes that just landed at the airport were not allowed to disembark right away, but eventually deplaned at the Jet Center on Aviation Way.

The baggage system was affected by the fire and passengers taken off of aircraft Monday night did not have access to their luggage. The airlines are working to arrange a way for passengers to either pick their bags up, or have them delivered to their location. 

There is no pick up or return for rental cars at the airport at this time. Officials are telling customers to contact the rental car company directly to find alternative ways to return or rent a vehicle.

All airport employees should report to the field shop on Resnick Drive during their regular scheduled shift.

To reschedule your flight: 

United: 877-624-3653

Frontier: 801-401-9006

Delta: 800-221-1212

American 800-446-7834

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