Fire at terminal 3: chaos at Rome Fiumicino airport

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Rome May 7 2015.  Cancelled dozens of flights to and from Rome Fiumicino airport  after a fire torn apart its international terminal.

The airport was closed for several hours but officials are working to get it fully operational again.

The overnight blaze – now extinguished – torn apart a shopping area at terminal 3 where few people were treated for smoke inhalation.

Thousands of passengers were hit by delays and many flights were diverted.

The fire broke out at about midnight (22:00 GMT) on Wednesday and took some five hours to bring under control.

TV pictures showed the terminal engulfed in flames overnight, then the burnt-out facade in the morning. Thick smoke was seen rising from the building until mid-morning.

Now the situation is back to normal. 

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