Smoke fills terminal at JFK Airport after restaurant fire

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 17:01:05-04

QUEENS — A fire at a Panda Express restaurant in John F. Kennedy International Airport caused smoke to quickly fill Terminal 4 Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The fire has been extinguished by the smoke condition remains, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the airport, said.

As of 4:30 p.m., the screening point near the restaurant remained closed, the spokesman said.

No injuries have been reported.

The immediate area around the restaurant has been evacuated. The Screening point remains closed

Photos and video posted to social media show passengers still waiting for flights as smoke continues to fill the terminal.

One video shows the fire at the Panda Express inside the terminal.