KUWAIT CITY, Sept 11: An elderly woman was taken to hospital for treatment of asphyxiation when a 9-story residential building in Salmiya caught fire Friday evening, reports Al-Anba daily. The Public Relations and Media Department of the Directorate-General of Fire Services stated after a report on the fire was received, fire engines from the Salmiya and Al-Bida’a centers rushed to the spot, evacuated the residents as a precautionary measure and put out the fire.
According to a fire source the fire was caused by the sponge and wood stored in the building compound and soon spread to two apartments. The daily quoting fire sources said necessary measures will be taken against those responsible. In another incident, fire engines from Farwaniya and Sabhan rushed to the basement of a building in Khaitan and put out fire Friday morning. As a precautionary measure residents of the building were evacuated. One man who sustained burns was taken to hospital for treatment. The cause of the fire is being investigated.