False alarm causes evacuation of Lindbergh terminal

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lindbergh-drivingSAN DIEGO — A false alarm caused a brief evacuation of a terminal at Lindbergh Field Friday.

The alarm went off around 6:50 p.m. in Terminal 1, said a dispatcher with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The Southwest Airlines area of the terminal was evacuated for about five minutes before it was determined the alarm was false, said Sgt. Michael Rich of the San Diego Harbor Police.

The alarm was triggered by food being cooked in the terminal, the dispatcher said.