1999-05-26: The aircraft was on a scheduled IFR flight from Winnipeg International Airport to Toronto (LBPIA). On final approach to runway 24R, the flight crew declared an emergency due to an engine fire. ERS were called out and the aircraft stopped on the runway until an inspection could be carried out. It was determined that a faulty indicator was the problem. The engine was started and the aircraft taxied clear of runway 24R at 2037Z. ERS stood down. Ops. impact -- traffic was held at all fixes, causing delays up to 10 additional minutes while all arrivals were put on runway 24L. It was expected that the holding backup would last until 2200Z. O.P.I.: PAH Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A99O0127): Approximately 10 miles from landing at Toronto (LBPIA), the crew of the Boeing 737-217 aircraft received a fire warning alarm for the #1 engine (Pratt & Whitney JT8
D). The crew shut down the engine, discharged the engine fire extinguisher and requested ERS equipment and personnel stand by for the uneventful landing. The crew stopped the aircraft on the runway where the engine was examined. There was no indication of any fire and the aircraft taxied to the terminal under its own power. Maintenance is examining the aircraft to determine the cause of the false warning. 91 S.O.B. -- no reported injuries. Six (6) crew; 85 passengers.