Kenya’s main airport, JKIA on fire

JKIA-FIRE-ENGINESNAIROBI, Kenya Aug 7 – Operations were grounded at Kenya’s main airport, JKIA on Wednesday following a major fire that broke out at dawn, authorities said, adding flights were being diverted to other airports.

“There is a serious fire at JKIA, but we are doing everything possible to avert a crisis,” Interior and Coordination of National Government Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo said.

His office also posted on twitter “A serious fire at JKIA kindly take caution.”

Fire fighters were battling the inferno.

Witnesses said they had seen a huge smoke billowing from the international arrivals and departure areas, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.