Restaurant fire fills terminal at Kennedy Airport with smoke, delay flights

A security checkpoint and a departure level were closed temporarily. The disruption and passenger backlog caused flight delays of up to an hour Thursday night. No injuries have been reported.

By: AP | New York | Published: June 30, 2017 9:23 am
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Officials say a grease fire at a restaurant at Kennedy Airport filled a terminal with smoke causing flight delays due to the closure of a nearby security checkpoint on Thursday. The fire was reported at the Panda Express Restaurant in Terminal 4 at about 3:30 pm. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the fire has been extinguished, but smoky conditions remain. A security checkpoint and a departure level were closed temporarily.

The disruption and passenger backlog caused flight delays of up to an hour Thursday night. No injuries have been reported.

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