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Image: Post from the Bali Airport twitter account.

Authorities at Denpasar Airport closed a number of domestic check-in counters after there was a fire at the airport’s domestic terminal on Friday afternoon. (4/19/2019).

Communications and Legal Section Head at Ngurah Rai Airport, Arie Ahsanurrohim told reporters this morning that check-in counters 23 to 62 at the domestic terminal will be closed for three days and there has been a rearrangement of some airlines’ check-in facilities.

“Yes, a number of counters are temporarily closed for repairs, the plan is to reopen them on April 22,” he told, this morning.

According to Arie and an airport post on twitter, check-in for domestic passengers using Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya, Nam Air and Citilink flights, will be conducted at the 1 to 22 counters of the domestic departure terminal.

Domestic passengers using Air Asia and the Lion Group flights will be handled at the international departure terminal at Check In Island E.

The entire international check-in process for Air Asia has been moved from Island E to Island A at the international departure terminal.

All activities and arrangements for the check-in counter are expected to return to normal on Tuesday (23/4).

Meanwhile, the number 1 to 6 departure gates in the domestic terminal have been operating as usual this morning.

“If this is still unclear, we invite passengers to contact their airlines,” continued Arie.

Yesterday’s fire. A small part of the domestic departure terminal at Ngurah Rai Airport caught fire on Friday (19/4) at around 4.50pm. Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 5.20pm.  Some passengers panicked because they saw the smoke and fire, which according to reports, broke out at the ATM center near the Garuda ticketing office in the domestic departure area. The fire was allegedly due to a short circuit at the PLN electrical substation behind the building. Blackouts also occurred for a short time and some domestic flights were affected.