Kenya Airport Shut Down after fire Breaks Out
The Jomo Kenyatta international airport in Nairobi has been shut down indefinitely after a major fire broke out at the airport early Wednesday.
The Kenya Airport Authority said passengers had been evacuated from a section of the airport.
There have been no reports of any casualties and the cause of the fire is not clear.
A statement from the airport authority said: ‘We confirm reports of a fire at JKIA affecting part of [the] international arrivals building and Unit 1 departures.
‘KAA Fire and Rescue Team is on [the] ground being assisted by G4S and Nairobi Fire Brigade. Passengers have been evacuated to safety.’
The fire at Kenya’s main airport is one of the major disruptions to happen this week.
On Monday, flights were grounded in an incident that airport authorities described as disruption in the supply of jet fuel.