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Fire at JKIA’s KPC godown, flights not interrupted

Part of JKIA on fire on Monday, October 15, 2018/COURTESY

A fire has been reported at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

It is not yet clear what caused the fire on Monday, but sources say it broke out at the Kenya Pipeline depot.

Kenya Airways Authority (KAA) general manager security services Brigadier George Kabugi said the fire is at the KPC go down but has been contained.

Kabugi said the fire has not interfered with flights.

In 2013, Kenya Airways lost more than Sh34 million when a huge fire broke out at the International Arrivals.

The incident left more than 492 passengers stranded.
Investigations later revealed that the fire was caused by an electrical fault.