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25 Sep 2018 | 09:35 PM UTC

Italy: Pisa Airport to remain closed September 26 due to firefighting operations /update 3

Italy News Alert

Fire spreads in the Pisa region September 25; Pisa International Airport (PSA) to remain closed on September 26

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 evening (local time) of Tuesday, September 25, officials at Pisa International Airport (PSA) announced that the airport would remain closed to civilian air traffic on Wednesday, September 26, from 07:00 until the end of firefighting operations in the area. The airport was closed and evacuated of all passengers and personnel on the afternoon of September 25. 

As of Tuesday evening, at least 700 people have evacuated 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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