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First responders to the Nairobi airport fire looted shops and a bank, officials have told the Associated Press.
Kenyan officials says Nairobi's international airport will open again for full operations from midnight tonight after a huge blaze broke out at the arrivals hall on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
The Kenyan anti-terror police official has said that they see no terror link to the Nairobi airport fire.
The small domestic terminal at Nairobi's international airport will be prepared for international flights from Thursday, a government minister said.
Michael Kamau, cabinet secretary for transport, said: "From tomorrow we will be preparing this unit as an international terminal for departures and arrivals.
""We started pitching tents on the airside for handling departing passengers."
Nairobi's international airport has reopened for domestic, cargo flights after a huge blaze broke out at the arrivals hall, a Kenyan official said.
"We expect cargo and domestic services to resume from this airport this afternoon. They will operate from the cargo terminal," said Manoah Esipisu, a spokesman for the presidency.
Kenya Red Cross is reporting that there have been no casualties in the fire at the country's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
Kenya's Transport Cabinet Secretary, Michael Kamau, has said an investigation will take place into how the fire at the country's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi started.
The airport has closed after the large fire in the internationals arrival hall which has forced inbound flights to be rerouted.
Local reports say that the fire is now under control.
A passenger on a plane at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi photographed the dark black smoke billowing from the arrivals hall.
Julian Kyula wrote on Twitter: "Just landed. We have to stay in plane for a couple of hours due to JIKA fire. Praying for those working to put fire out and any injured.
"We are a good distance from the fire-we're watching it from very far."
A massive fire engulfed the arrivals hall at Kenya's international airport in Nairobi, forcing it to close and all inbound flights to be rerouted.