Twelve teams take part in fight­ing fire in Sharq

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Twelve teams, which con­sisted of 180 fire­fight­ers, took part in tak­ing out the fire that broke out in an un­der-con­struc­tion build­ing in Sharq area, caus­ing in­jury to three of them, the Fire Pub­lic Re­la­tions Depart­ment said Fri­day. A state­ment by the ad­min­is­tra­tion said the op­er­a­tion cen­ter re­ceived a call at 15:30 pm of a fire in one of the un­der-con­struc­tion build­ings, an area spread­ing to 380,000 square me­ters.

The state­ment noted that the big­gest chal­lenge fire­fight­ers faced was to pre­vent the fire from spread­ing to other build­ings or ar­eas that were nearby, even though the fire reached eight build­ings due to high winds, how­ever, fire­fight­ers were im­me­di­ately on the scene, in­clud­ing teams from Kuwait Oil Com­pany (KOC), to en­force fire re­sis­tance. The state­ment also noted that huge ma­te­rial dam­age has oc­curred and a fi­nal es­ti­mate on the losses will be cal­cu­lated later on, due to un­der­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion on the rea­son that caused the fire.

Mean­while, the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Re­la­tions and In­for­ma­tion at the fire depart­ment, Colonel Khalil Al-Amir ex­pressed his thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to all who par­tic­i­pated in putting out the fire, in­clud­ing those from the In­te­rior min­istry, fire­fight­ers from the Na­tional Guard, Min­istry of Health, and Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion. —KUNA

KUWAIT: Smoke bil­lows as fire­fight­ers tackle a blaze at a build­ing un­der con­struc­tion in Sharq. — Pho­tos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

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