All flights were suspended at Melbourne Airport this morning after a fire alarm caused the air traffic control tower to be evacuated.
Flights were grounded from around 9 am according to SMH, and inbound planes were unable to land.
Inbound flights to Melbourne Airport are currently holding or diverting.
According to local media the reason is a fire alarm in the control tower. pic.twitter.com/eAY3iBOEPi
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 13, 2019
Passengers got the all clear about an hour later, but a spokesperson told SMH passengers could expect further delays as the airport returned to schedule.
— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) January 13, 2019
According to Tripple M, it is not believed there was a fire in the control tower.