Fire closes Rome airport

ROME’S Fiumicino airport had to close this morning (May 7) due to a fire in terminal three, causing a number of fights to be cancelled.
The fire broke out last night and was extinguished early today. Although thick smoke was reported to remain in the area this morning, all flights and trains had been cancelled and road access cut off, the ENAC Civil Aviation group reported that nobody had been injured by the blaze.
ADR Italian airport management declared on its website that the airport would be gradually reopened today while main Italian airline Alitalia warned passengers not to attempt to reach the airport before 2pm as all connections were closed.
Authorities have reported that while the fire, believed to have started in a storeroom, had caused damage within the terminal, check-in and security zones had not been affected.

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