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25 Sep 2018 | 04:58 PM UTC

Italy: Pisa Airport evacuated due to wildfire September 25 /update 2

Italy News Alert

Fire spreads in the Pisa region September 25; Pisa International Airport (PSA) evacuated and closed

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/26/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Pisa, Tuscany, Pisa International Airport

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Event

On the afternoon (local time) of Tuesday, September 25, officials at Pisa International Airport (PSA) ordered the evacuation and closure of the airport due to a nearby wildfire. All flights at the airport have been cancelled until at least 19:40. In addition, at least 700 people were ordered to evacuate the towns of Calci and Vicopisano. The fire initially broke out in Monte Serra before spreading to the municipalities of Calci, Montemagno, and San Lorenzo e la Torre overnight on September 24-25. Further evacuations and road closures are possible as firefighters work to contain the fire.

Context

Local authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to exercise caution when traveling near the wildfire, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and monitor the situation. Children and those with respiratory illnesses are advised to limit outdoor activity. Travelers flying to or from PSA are advised to confirm the status of their flight prior to leaving for the airport and to contact their airline for additional information.  

 

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