Flight diverted after airport fire

Bournemouth Airport fire
Tony Maycock

A flight from Krakow to Bournemouth had to be diverted to Bristol after fire broke out alongside the runway.

Bournemouth Airport said the fire, which broke out on the grass, was put out within 15 minutes but the Ryanair flight from Poland had to be re-routed.

A spokesman said: "It is too early to establish what caused the fire but the prolonged dry weather may well be a factor. We apologise for any inconvenience and advise passengers to directly contact their airline for travel updates."