Massive Fire Shuts Down Kenya's Largest Airport

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A massive fire shut down East Africa's largest airport in Nairobi, Kenya, forcing planes to divert to other cities.

The blaze destroyed the international arrivals hall, where passengers go through immigration and retrieve their luggage.

There were no serious injuries, but two people were treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause is unclear, but the fire broke out on the 15th anniversary of the deadly terror attack on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Al Qaeda jihadists killed more than 200 people in those attacks, including 12 Americans.

Officials say there were no immediate signs the fire was connected to terrorism, but investigation into the cause of the blaze cannot begin in earnest until the fire is extinguished.

It took firefighters four hours to contain the blaze, with flames still seen for two more hours.

Authorities closed the airport until further notice, with Kenyan Airports Authority director Stephen Gichuki saying "arrangements are being put in place to restore normal operations."

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