Fire breaks out at KPC depot in JKIA

A fire has broken out at the Kenya Pipeline Company depot in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Disaster Management units at the scene trying to contain the fire.

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

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet says the fire at Embakasi oil terminal affected only one lorry that was loading oil sediment and was put out immediately.

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.

More to follow.