Rome's Fiumicino Airport Remains Closed Following Fire Incident

World | May 7, 2015, Thursday // 13:57
Bulgaria: Rome's Fiumicino Airport Remains Closed Following Fire Incident Passengers wait at Rome Airport in Fiumicino after overnight fire that blocked the air station, in Rome, Italy. Photo: EPA/BGNES

A fire has left the main airport in Rome - Fiumicino closed for an indefinite term.

The incident occurred on Wednesday around 5pm and the fire left the main terminal in Rome closed for international flights.

No material damages have been reported yet. Some of the airport employees have been affected by the heavy smoke, as reported by airport officials.

Approximately three hours and 50 firefighters were needed to put out the fire and there is still no evidence as to what has caused the incident.

The earliest time expected for the airport to be re-opened is 2 pm on Thursday (May 7).

Airline Alitalia, which has the biggest number of flights at the airport, has announced that its closing could lead to flight cancellations and severe delays for the passengers throughout the entire day.

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