A small fire that an under-resourced fire brigade reacted slowly to swelled into a raging inferno that engulfed the arrival hall at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, shutting down East ... more 
A small fire that an under-resourced fire brigade reacted slowly to swelled into a raging inferno that engulfed the arrival hall at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, shutting down East Africa's largest airport and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights. The massive, early-morning fire sent billows of black smoke high into Nairobi's sky and burned for more than four hours before officials declared it contained. A massive fire destroyed the arrivals hall at Kenya's main international airport, forcing the closure of East Africa's largest airport and a rerouting of all inbound flights. The U.S. State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert, days before the 15th anniversary of al-Qaida's bombings of American diplomatic missions in Kenya and Tanzania. less 
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Wed, Aug 7, 2013 11:00 AM EDT