Fire in Terminal 4 at New York’s JFK Airport Causes Partial Shutdown
Part of Terminal 4 at New York’s JFK Airport was evacuated and shut down this afternoon after a grease fire at a restaurant inside the terminal sent smoke throughout its corridors. According to reports, the fire broke out at a Panda Express in the terminal, and since the initial reports, the airport has closed the security checkpoint and departure level.
#JFK Terminal 4 had a restaurant fire. The security checkpoint and departure level is closed. 
— Kennedy Airport (@JFKairport) June 29, 2017
The FDNY acknowledged the fire and reported that they were responding on Twitter.
FDNYalerts QNS ALL HANDS JFK, (JFK AIRPORT) GREASE FIRE,
— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) June 29, 2017
Scenes that are coming out of the airport show an extremely smoky terminal.
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One passenger reported that his flight was continuing to board even with the massive amounts of smoke around the gate.
Smoke filling up terminal 4 at JFK. Our flight continues to board pic.twitter.com/XzU5LvkoX6
— Allan Townsend (@allantowns) June 29, 2017
It’s not clear at this point if there are any injuries, but it appears to be quite a chaotic scene in the departures area.
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If you have a flight departing from JFK’s Terminal 4 this afternoon, it’ll be best to check with your carrier before heading to the airport.
We’ll update this post as more information comes in…
Featured image of JFK’s Terminal 4 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
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