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Fire breaks out at Alicante airport, with building evacuated, flights delayed and arrivals diverted

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A fire has broken out on the roof of Alicante airport forcing buildings and planes to be evacuated. 

The fire, which has raged for the past half an hour is also forcing arrivals to divert to other airports. 

According to Spanish website diarioinformacion, no injuries have been reported and airport firefighters are working to put out the blaze.  

 There are no injuries and the airport firefighters themselves are working on the accident, reinforced by colleagues from Alicante and Elche.

Airport operations company AENA tweeted that traffic has now resumed around the airport. 

There were 125 scheduled flights from the airport today and by 2pm this afternoon, 73 had taken off without any issues.

The fire is believed to have originated inside an office in the terminal building, according to diarioinformacion.

The website added that a plane took off for Moscow at around 3pm but passengers and workers are still stuck outside the airport terminal.  

Taxi drivers standing outside the departure terminal said that the smoke over the building was very dense.




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