LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Smoke from a faulty air conditioning unit forced the closure of several gates at Dulles International Airport on Thursday morning.

The area near Gates A1 through A6 was evacuated around 9 a.m. when a hazy smoke visible inside the terminal was reported. Airport officials said some United Express flights scheduled for those gates were moved to other gates.

Crews at the airport investigated the incident and found a faulty HVAC unit was the cause of the smoke.

The area was properly ventilated and reopened around 10 a.m.

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