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Fire on Southwest plane at John Wayne Airport triggers evacuation

A Southwest Airlines plane was evacuated at John Wayne Airport on Monday night after a fire in the aircraft's auxiliary power unit, officials said.

A few people sustained minor injuries, though no one was hospitalized, airport officials said on Twitter. Nearly 140 passengers and five crew members used chutes to evacuate.

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The flight was departing for San Jose when the fire broke out. The blaze has since been extinguished.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Twitter: @AleneTchek

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