Arab Times

Fifty-five fire­fight­ers in­jured in Al-Sabah Health Zone blaze

Car park ex­ploited for stor­age

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The Pub­lic Re­la­tions Depart­ment of the Kuwait Fire Ser­vices Direc­torate (KFSD) said the car park fire in Al-Sabah Health Area, which broke out at 3:00 pm, Fri­day, is still burn­ing, 24 hours af­ter it broke out, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

Of­fi­cials spokesman of the KFSD so­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tion depart­ment Cap­tain Redha Al-Sal­man told the daily 7 fire­fight­ing teams were fight­ing the fire, with 220 com­mis­sioned and non-com­mis­sioned of­fi­cers and that 55 of them were in­jured, tired and ex­hausted which ne­ces­si­tate the trans­fer of some of them to treat­ment in hos­pi­tal while oth­ers were treated at the site of the in­ci­dent.

Al-Sal­man has ap­pre­ci­ated the role of the fire­fight­ers who moved quickly to con­tain the fire and prevent it from spread­ing to other build­ings, es­pe­cially since health cen­ters and hos­pi­tals are spread all over the area.

Al-Sal­man ex­plained that the rapid spread of the fire was due to ex­ploita­tion of the car park­ing lots — con­sist­ing of two base­ments and three floors with com­bined 35,000 square me­ters — to store var­i­ous types of build­ing ma­te­ri­als, dyes and oth­ers.

How­ever, he said the fire was ex­pected to be brought un­der con­trol by mid­night Satur­day.

 ?? Photo by Mo­ham­mad Morsi ?? Dense smoke em­anates from the site of fire at the Al-Sabah Health Area.
Photo by Mo­ham­mad Morsi Dense smoke em­anates from the site of fire at the Al-Sabah Health Area.

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