TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The main airport for Honduras' capital has been closed for several hours because smoke from forest fires reduced visibility.
Civil aviation agency spokesman Ezequiel Oliva says visibility fell to about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) during the closure Saturday.
The Toncontin airport outside Tegucigalpa was closed for about four hours, affecting about 500 passengers.
Almost a hundred fires have burned in the pine-covered hills around the capital this week. Four such closures have affected Toncontin and two other airports in the space of a month.