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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Breaking news-fire at Nairobi, Kenya airport

Hi everyone, this morning we awoke to news of a major fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in neighboring Kenya. 

At this point the cause of the fire remains undetermined and there are no reports of casualties. The State Department has not created any new travel alerts for Tanzania but we are monitoring the situation closely.  Here is a recent link to news about the fire: http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-fire-nairobi-airport-20130806,0,6431754.story

We are going camping today relatively far from major transportation infrastructure so for those concerned that this fire may be associated with terrorism, we will not be anywhere near those types of facilities.

Our best thoughts go out to those affected by the fire and we wish a rapid recovery to Kenya's airport and tourism industry.

1 comment:

  1. ... covering that fire for kept me late in the newsroom last night. they've now reopened to some flights. still not sure of the cause.


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