Twelve teams of 180 fire-fighters, took part in putting out the fire that broke out in an under-construction building in Sharq area, causing injury to three of them, Kuwait’s Fire Public Relations Department has said.
A statement by the administration said the operation center received a call at 3:30 pm reporting a fire in an under-construction building over an area spreading to 380,000 square meters, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said.
The statement noted that the biggest challenge fire-fighters faced were 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.
Fire-fighters, including teams from Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), were at the scene to enforce efforts to put out the blaze.Huge material damage has occurred and a final estimate on the losses will be calculated following the investigation into the causes of the fire.
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 and fire-fighters from the National Guard, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Information.
Note: Video courtesy of Kuwait Times
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