People were sent scrambling without their shoes when an x-ray machine caught on fire at LaGuardia Airport. It happened late Sunday afternoon at Terminal C. It resulted in plenty of smoke, confusion, delayed flights and some very long lines. An electrical fire in the x-ray machine took it out just before 5:00 p.m.
One passenger said, “It was scary. My first thought was why is it so foggy in here?” That fog was actually smoke, so the Port Authority decided to evacuate the 600 people in the terminal. And if you ask some of passengers I the Terminal, it happened fast.