Southwest 737 Flight With Fire Scare Lands Safely at Sea-Tac Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Southwest Airlines flight from Salt Lake City landed safely at Sea-Tac Airport after a light indicated a fire in a storage area.

The pilot discharged a fire extinguisher and firefighters met the plane.

A Southwest spokeswoman, Brandy King, said there was no fire. She said the problem was a malfunction with the sensor in the cargo area.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the pilot believed there was a fire in the forward storage area and discharged the halon fire extinguisher. He said once it was discharged, the light went out.

The plane landed without incident at Sea-Tac, its destination.