Small fire outside terminal at JFK; no injuries

Created: 01/06/2014 2:37 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Authorities say a power outlet caught fire outside a terminal at New York's Kennedy Airport, but the blaze has been extinguished without any injuries or evacuations.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joseph Pentangelo says the blaze was reported around 12:30 p.m. Monday outside the Jetblue terminal, in what's called a ground power unit. It's an electrical outlet that lets planes access electricity when they're parked.

Pentangelo says no aircraft were nearby at the time, and Port Authority firefighters extinguished the blaze by 1:15 p.m.

It's not yet clear what caused the fire.

The blaze didn't cause any delays, although Jetblue Airways Corp. is scaling back operations at Kennedy to try to catch up with weather-related delays.

The airline has no immediate information about the fire.

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