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Seven teams tackle junkyard blaze

Firemen toil to put out the fire at vehicles scrapyard in Al-Naeem

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 1: Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced on Tuesday that seven teams succeeded in controlling a fire that broke out in Al-Naeem junk yard next to Al- Salmi road. In a press release by the public relations and media department, KFSD stated it received a call about the fire 7:00 p.m., and the teams of Al-Shaqaya, Al-Jahra, Al-Esnad, Al-Ardhiya, Sabhan, Al- Madina and Al-Salmiya responded to the fire.

 

The fire broke out in a number of cars and spreaded to 6,000 square meters, as the KFSD teams were able to contain the fire area despite the challenges they encountered. The challenges were of the site itself as junk yard is in a far away desert area and the yard is full of serious violations, in addition to vast amounts of gas, oil and tires.

Firefighters also faced highspeed winds with tight spaces preventing the fire engines from entering burning areas with no close source of water supply, which constituted dangerous situations for the firemen. The use of bulldozers, cranes and ladder trucks made it possible for the teams to tackle the fires and control it in record time. An investigation over the causes and circumstances behind the fire accident was opened. (KUNA)

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