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

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.