JFK Airport: Rubbish Fire at Terminal 3 Extinguished

By Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.
October 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Firefighters responded to a fire at JFK airport in the Queens borough of New York City on Monday.

Port Authority had a permit to burn trash in a barrel at terminal 3 during demolition–the terminal is currently closed–but someone saw the fire and called the FDNY, which was duty-bound to respond, a Port Authority spokesman told Epoch Times.

The Port Authority said that the fire was extinguished as of 5:20 p.m. and was also extinguished by the time the FDNY arrived.

The FDNY gained access to Terminal 3 through Terminal 8.

There was minimal impact on air and vehicular traffic, the spokesman for Port Authority said.

No one was injured.

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Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.