Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (ATM - other, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)
2003-01-13: At 2048Z on January 11, a smoke alarm came from the Winnipeg radar site and 10 minutes later a fire alarm came from the radar site. The Airport Duty Manager and AFF responded at 2055Z. At 2118Z, the Duty Manager reported smoke in the battery room with an electrical burning smell. At 2240Z, the RDPS alarmed, indicating radar data from the Winnipeg source was degrading. At 2311Z, CSM, DSC & TOC co-ordinated a total shutdown and re-start of the Winnipeg radar, both SSR channels. At 2321Z, both SSR channels were fully serviceable. No aircraft were delayed. Weather was VFR and traffic was light. The cause of the smoke/fire alarm is unknown.
2003-01-14: UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that the alarm was caused by smoke from a failed inverter on the SUPU which activated the fire/smoke alarms. After the equipment had been checked for fire by the Local Airports Authority fire detachment, all the equipment had to be re-set so the radar data was lost during this period. Efforts are being made to keep any smoke etc. from the generating equipment from setting off the alarms falsely in future.
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