JFK Airport restaurant fire fills terminal with smoke

- A grease fire at Panda Express Restaurant inside John F. Kennedy Airport filled Terminal 4 with smoke Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The FDNY said it responded to an emergency call that came in at about 3:30 p.m. The fire was extinguished even before the FDNY got there.

The Port Authority closed the security checkpoint and departure level because of the smoke.

A traveler named Allan Townsend tweeted images of smoke in the terminal and said that his flight continued to board as normal.

Travelers shared photos and videos on social media (WARNING: PROFANITY):


#jfkairport #fire #jfkfire as long as my flight still good. 😡😡😡

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A final bit of excitement before we leave NY, a fire in the Panda Express.

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