Fire near Rome's Fiumicino airport grounds flights

All departures suspended from Fiumicino airport due to nearby fire.

Rome's Fiumicino airport has suspended all departing flights on the afternoon of Wednesday 29 July after a fire broke out in a nearby pine grove, according to an announcement by Italian airline Alitalia.

Airport authorities say that arrivals are also being affected.

The news comes just ten days after the airport reopened following a two-month partial closure of Terminal 3 due to a devastating fire in May.

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