JKIA’s KPC depot catches fire

A fire has broken out at the Kenya Pipeline Company depot in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Disaster Management units at currently at the scene trying to contain the fire.

The cause of the Monday afternoon fire has not been established.

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.

Airports officials say the fire has not caused any flight interruptions. In 2013, a fire at one of the airport’s terminal caused a major service interruption; with flights that were to land at JKIA being diverted to Moi International Airport, Mombasa and Kisumu International Airport.

The fire, according to an independent investigator, was caused by an electric fault, leaving a trail of devastating damage. The national carrier, Kenya Airways, lost over Sh35 million in the fire.


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