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African expat perishes in Mahboula fire – 6 women hurt in lift mishap

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: An African expatriate died due to smoke inhalation when fire engulfed a building in Mahboula area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the building on fire, a firefighting team was dispatched to the location. They evacuated the …

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Teen saved his 3-year-old sister from burning home

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Firefighters say a 16-year-old boy saved his 3-year-old sister from their burning home in Epping, New Hampshire. Julia Hutchins did a head count and found only three of her four children. Her oldest child, Brandon, ran back inside the burning home on Oct. 26 and grabbed …

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Asian woman dies in fire

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: An Asian woman died in a fire that engulfed an apartment in Salmiya area. According to security sources, when the Control Room of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) received information about the fire, firefighters rushed to the location and discovered that the fire engulfed an apartment …

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Twin fires kill at least 22 in India

New Delhi, Oct 18, 2016 (AFP) –At least 22 people have been killed in two separate fires in India, most of them patients who were trapped in the intensive care unit of a major hospital, officials said Tuesday. More than 40 critically ill patients were in the ICU of a …

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Fire ‘under control’ as blaze hits 3 Shuwaikh warehouses

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15, (Agencies): Teams from seven fire departments were able to bring a fire under control that engulfed three warehouses in Shuwaikh industrial zone, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced on Saturday. KFSD Director Maj Gen Khaled Al- Mekrad told KUNA that the fire only caused material damage; …

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Huge damages in food store blaze

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 12: Huge fire erupted early morning Wednesday in a food warehouse located in an area measuring 2,000 square meters in Al-Rai. Firefighting teams from six fire stations, consisting of 60 firemen, extinguished the fire and no injuries or casualties were reported. In a press statement, Kuwait Fire …

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Warehouse fire brought under control: KFSD

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: Firefighters were able to bring under control a fire that broke in a lumber warehouse in Sulaibiya area, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced on Saturday. Squads from different fire departments were dispatched to the scene and were able to bring the fire under control before …

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Firefighters extinguish National Guard Co-op warehouse blaze

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: Six fire brigades alongside National Guard’s support team joined forces to extinguish a fire that broke out in the warehouse of the National Guard Cooperative located inside Al-Somoud Camp. Public Relations and Security Information Department stated that teams of firefighters led by the Deputy Director General …

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Three Egyptian girls perish in early morning Sulaibikhat fire

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19: Three Egyptian children (girls) died Thursday morning when fire gutted their house in Sulaibikhat, reports Al-Qabas daily. The victims are believed to be 3, 6 and 10 years old and they died of asphyxiation. Initial reports show the fire was caused by an electric short circuit. …

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Two Shuwaikh companies get KFSD warning

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: General Department of Public Relations and Media at Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced that inspection teams from the Fire Prevention Department at Capital Governorate conducted an inspection tour Tuesday morning in the course of which they issued forewarning to shut down two companies in Shuwaikh …

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