Airport on fire

Photo: Angel García

THOUSANDS of passengers have been unable to fly as scheduled from Alicante-Elche airport due to a huge fire that forced its evacuation shortly after 14.00 on Wednesday.
Airport firefighters, assisted by backup from Alicante and Elche were called in to attend a fire on the main terminal’s roof affecting a 1,200 sqm area.
Due to the nature of the materials – rock wool, asphalt and other combustible components, firefighters remained at the scene throughout the night, with no electrical power at the airport at that point and were still dousing down a ‘controlled fire’ the next morning.

By Irena Bodnarec

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