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Dense smoke blankets the blaze site at Al-Ahmadi.
Material damage in KOC building fire Drama theatres urged to take precautions

KUWAIT CITY, July 27, (KUNA): Kuwait Fire Service Directorate said six fire departments were able to control a fire which broke out in an under-construction building in Al-Ahmadi on Sunday. The fire only caused material damage to the building belonging to Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) and stretching over 90 square meters, Deputy Director General of the Fire Fighting and Human Resources Sectors Khalid Al-Mekrad told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). The directorate is running an investigation to reveal the causes of the fire, said Al-Mekrad, praising the efforts of firemen in safeguarding people’s lives and the public properties.

Deputy CEO for Administrative and Financial Affairs at (KOC) Saad Al-Azmi said the fire first broke out in an under-construction building north of Al-Ahmadi then it caught with stocks of wood in another under-construction building of the company. Firemen from the (KOC) fire department and the directorate’s fire departments rushed to the site of the incident and cooperated in extinguishing the fire, Al-Azmi noted.

Meanwhile, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) has obliged the companies and producers of stage plays to spray the surrounding curtains in the halls of theatres with anti-fire substance for the safety of audience, subsequent to a recent inspection tour of all theatres, reports Al-Seyassah daily. 
Earlier, Deputy Director of Fire Prevention at KFSD Brigadier Khalid Al-Zaid gave instructions to form a team to inspect all theatres in Kuwait to make sure they adhere to the stipulations of KFSD regarding emergency exits for the safety of audience. In the same context, KFSD launched an inspection campaign at theatres located in Hawally governorate in the presence of its Director of Public Relations and Media Colonel Khalil Al-Ameer who declared campaign of this nature is for the benefit of the producers while the safety criteria helps protect property and structures worth thousands of dinars. He extended congratulations to the political leadership, Kuwaiti nation and its people on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.

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