KUWAIT CITY, Aug 17: Fire broke out in a labor accommodation in Sabah Al-Ahmad Residential City. No casualties were reported but material losses reported.
According to a press release, when the Control Room of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) received information about the labor accommodation on fire, firefighters rushed to the location that the labor accommodation is affiliated to a project and is on an area of 1,000 square meters. They immediately extinguished the fire before it spread further. Investigations are ongoing to determine the reason behind the fire outbreak.
Meanwhile, fire erupted in a flat on the fourth floor of a nine-storied residential building in Salmiya area. Firefighters had extinguished the fire after evacuating all the tenants from the building. They then launched investigations to determine the cause of the fire.
Also, fire broke out in a flat on the sixth floor of a residential building in Fintas area. Firefighters rushed to the location after receiving information about the flat on fire, evacuated all the tenants from the building and extinguished the fire within a short time. They then conducted investigations to determine how the fire broke out.
In addition, a restaurant in the basement of a commercial complex in Ardiya Industrial Area was in flames. Firefighters extinguished the fire within a short time before it spread further and launched investigations to determine the cause of the fire.
Disaster averted in Jleeb fire
Firemen from the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Al-Ardhiya and Mishref rushed to an Arab house in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and put out fire, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the firemen were at the site within five minutes after receiving the call and put out the fire to the house, which had been turned into garages, warehouse and workers’ accommodation without causing any injuries to anyone.
The sources said firemen had to be very cautious while putting out the fire because in the store there were old and new tires, oils, acetylene gas, and a large number of cooking gas cylinders and extremely hot weather and smoke density as a result of which the firefighters were forced to remove some of the prefabricated roof to allow ventilation and reduce heat. Sources added, the Fire Investigation Department has opened an investigation into the fire and the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) is expected to take strict measures against the violators in cooperation with the concerned authorities to prevent the use of private housing for any purpose which poses high risk.