Alaska Airlines flight evacuated in Seattle after passenger’s cellphone catches fire

SEATAC, Wash. — Dozens of people were evacuated from an Alaska Airlines flight in Washington state after a passenger’s cellphone caught fire, officials said.

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According to KIRO-TV, the Port of Seattle Fire Department said the blaze occurred about 8:30 p.m. Monday as Flight 751 from New Orleans was waiting for a gate at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Emergency crews responded to the scene and put out the fire using a battery containment bag, the news outlet reported.

Authorities evacuated six crew members and 128 passengers from the 737-900 aircraft, which was towed to the gate, according to KIRO. Buses took the passengers – including some who had suffered minor injuries – to the terminal, officials said.

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