Fire breaks out at Alicante airport

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

The fire has forced arrivals to divert to other airports but departures are now beginning to leave the runway. 

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

Smoke can be seen billowing from the roof of Alicante airport after a fire started in the terminal building today

Smoke can be seen billowing from the roof of Alicante airport after a fire started in the terminal building today

Smoke can be seen billowing from the roof of Alicante airport after a fire started in the terminal building today 

A view from the car park shows dense smoke rising from the airport building in Alicante today

A view from the car park shows dense smoke rising from the airport building in Alicante today

A view from the car park shows dense smoke rising from the airport building in Alicante today 

Passengers are evacuated at Alicante-Elche airport today in Alicante after a fire erupted in the terminal

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. 

Passengers and workers can be seen queuing outside the terminal building in Alicante today

Passengers and workers can be seen queuing outside the terminal building in Alicante today

Passengers and workers can be seen queuing outside the terminal building in Alicante today 

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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