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A fire broke out in Terminal 4 of John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday.
According to a spokesperson for JFK IAT, the company in charge of operations at Terminal 4, the grease fire broke out in the kitchen of the Panda Express restaurant around 3:30 p.m.
The fire has been extinguished and no injuries have been reported, the Port Authority told Business Insider in an email.
Some travelers were evacuated due to a smoke condition at the terminal.
Fire downstairs in the food court at JFK Terminal 4. (This photo looks connected to it.) No evacuation yet. pic.twitter.com/pm0pe67O53
— Katie Little (@KatieLittle) June 29, 2017
Passengers tweeted at airlines to find out if flights were still scheduled to depart on time:
@Delta Hi Delta, any updates on flights leaving out of JFK T4? The fire caused the terminal to shut down. I am looking at flight DL0404
— Adrien GT (@Agertom) June 29, 2017
Another complained about the stress the fire added to an already busy July 4 holiday:
Kick of to July 4 travel hell. Mass evacuation at JFK Terminal 4. Yucky Panda Express caught fire ???????????? pic.twitter.com/NctD2MkiJH
— Simone Weichselbaum (@SimoneJWei) June 29, 2017