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JKIA fire: operations resume at terminal 1C

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Operations at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) terminal 1C have resumed following yesterday night fire incident.

Confirming the KJIA incident was Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) who said that the fire affected counter 6 and 7 at JKIA.

“Operations have resumed at JKIA’s Terminal 1C following last night’s minor fire incident that affected the terminal’s counters 6 and 7.

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The terminal is currently servicing Departure flight operations by Etihad, Air Arabia, Rwand Air, Ethopian and Swiss Intl. Airlines.

JKIA fire cause

The fire which occurred at 2344 hrs last night was caused by a baggage belt malfunction at JKIA Terminal 1C.

Affected counters were counter 7 and 8 but no one was hurt during the incident.

“Jambo, we would like to confirm that at approximately 2344HRS last night, we had a fire incident at JKIA Terminal 1C’s Check-inn counters 7 and 8 caused by a baggage belt system malfunction.

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All passengers and staff at the terminal were evacuated safely and the fire contained by the airport’s fire team. No injuries were reported during the incident.” Said KAA

Slavian Mwangecho
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