MEDAN - A terminal building of Polonia airport in Medan, northern Sumatra, was engulfed by flames last night around 20:30 local time (GMT+7). The fire destroyed the entire departure terminal for domestic flights. Until this moment the fire is still burning and the airport is closed. All flights to and from the airport have been canceled until further notice.
The fire started at the second floor of the building. The cause of the fire is not known at this moment. It is also not clear yet if there are any victims in the fire. A number of government employees are at the scene of the fire to look after it. The governor of North Sumatra, Rudolf Pardede and the head of police of North Sumatra, police general Nuruddin Usman are at the location of the fire as well.