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Rome's Ciampino airport partially re-opens after fire alert

Rome's Ciampino airport partially re-opens after fire alert
A man wears a mask after Ciampino Airport in Rome, Italy was evacuated due to a fire, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi -
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ROME (Reuters) - Rome's Ciampino airport, used by budget airline Ryanair, partially reopened on Tuesday following a fire alert in the terminal, the company managing the site said.

The airport was closed as a precaution after smoke was seen coming from a basement area, a spokeswoman for Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) said.

A firecrew put out "the beginnings of a fire," ADR said, adding that the arrivals hall was now operating normally. The departures area was still closed and it was not immediately clear when normal service would be restored.

(Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni; editing by John Stonestreet and Crispian Balmer)

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