updated 10/18/2007 12:43:07 PM ET 2007-10-18T16:43:07

A construction fire on a roof at Reagan National Airport led to the brief evacuation of a terminal Wednesday night, but no one was injured and the building was undamaged, an airport official said.

About 150 passengers in part of Terminal A were told to leave after some construction materials caught fire, said Tara Hamilton, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokeswoman. Workers also evacuated the building.

People were allowed back inside about an hour later, and the passengers were re-screened.

The fire was in an area where workers are resurfacing a facade, Hamilton said.

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