Flights Resume From Marseille Airport Following Wildfires

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Flights have resumed from the Marseille airport following a massive wildfire that struck the region Wednesday, Bloomberg reports. The airport has warned travelers that some flights could still be disrupted Thursday, and that road access to the airport remains difficult. 

According to The Daily Telegraph, the fire burned more than 8,000 acres of land near Marseille, destroying at least 25 homes and injuring three people. One man has been arrested on suspicion of arson linked to the fire, which began in the town of Vitrolles, 19 miles north of the city. The fire was brought under control Thursday with the help of cooler and more humid weather overnight, but officials warned that high winds could rekindle it later in the day. 

Delta has issued a travel waiver for passengers whose flights to or from Marseille were affected by the fire. Passengers flying to or from the city August 11 whose flights were canceled or significantly delayed are entitled to a refund or the ability to make a one-time change to their ticket without fee. The ticket must be reissued on or before August 16 for rebooked travel to begin no later than August 16. 


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