JFK Airport restaurant fire fills terminal with smoke

A grease fire at Panda Express Restaurant inside John F. Kennedy Airport filled Terminal 4 with smoke Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The FDNY said it responded to an emergency call that came in at about 3:30 p.m. The fire was extinguished even before the FDNY got there.

The Port Authority closed the security checkpoint and departure level because of the smoke.

A traveler named Allan Townsend tweeted images of smoke in the terminal and said that his flight continued to board as normal.

Travelers shared photos and videos on social media (WARNING: PROFANITY):