The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.
Eyewitness video obtained by Reuters shows a large fire burning in distance, lighting up the Cairo skyline. Egyptian state television reported that firefighters had brought the fire under control. It said the tanks outside the airport perimeter belonged to a private company, which was not identified.
Egypt is battling an Islamist militant insurgency that has carried out attacks, mainly in the remote Sinai Peninsula, where the army has been conducting a security operation since February.
Smoke alarms will warn you if a fire starts, and give you more time to escape safely. Clean and test them regularly to make sure they are working.
4. Electrical Devices and Appliances
Electrical appliances and faults cause almost 40 percent of home fires. - Fire and Rescue NSW Don’t leave phones on charge while away. And switch off appliances when not in use. Don’t overload power boards.
3. Heaters and Flames
Keep objects at least one meter away from heaters and open fires. Turn off heaters and electric blankets before going to bed. Put out all fires, candles, and cigarettes when you are not at home.
Close to half of home fires start in the kitchen. Don’t leave your kitchen while something is on the stove-top. Fats and oils can overheat and catch fire quickly.
1. Have an Escape Plan
In a fire, get out immediately and call emergency services (000 for Australia). Do not return to your home until the fire is out. Plan how to leave your home in a fire. Turn out the lights, practice escaping in the dark.
It will apply to passengers with carry-on luggage on flights bound for the United States.
Passengers carrying more than 12 ounces (350 mL) of powder, such as cosmetics, talcum powder and dry spices, will be subjected to additional screening.
Powder greater than 12 ounces must be placed in a separate bin for X-ray screening.
Staff may dispose the powder if it cannot be identified.
Passengers with greater amounts are encouraged to place them in checked luggage.
The announcement was made by America’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The new rule is partly prompted by a failed bomb plot in July 2017, said the TSA.
“These enhanced screening measures enable TSA officers to better screen for threats to passengers and aircrew while maintaining efficiency at checkpoints throughout the U.S.” – TSA spokesman, Michael England
Australia will enforce similar rules also starting on June 30.