Updated : Budget airport terminal LCCT is now fully operational. Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd Senior General Manager Datuk Azmi Murad said that even when the fire was being put out, only check-ins had been briefly halted.

A fire has broken out at the budget, Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) forcing the evacuation of all passengers and staff, a senior official with its main tenant AirAsia said on Friday.

Earlier post : The Star reporting firemen from Sepang have put out the blaze that is reported to have started about 11am, though witnesses say that smoke is still billowing.

It is believed that the fire broke out at a part of the terminal that is still under construction.

Airport authorities are unable to say when airport operations will resume.