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KUWAIT, Oct 8 (KUNA) — Fire fighters extinguished a fire that erupted in a building containing clinics in Jabriya Area on Tuesday, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said. A fireman was taken to hospital after inhaling smoke.
KFSD Deputy Director General for fire fighting and human resources development, Brigadier Khaled Al-Mekrad told KUNA fire engines rushed to the scene and evacuated the building, as well as nearby buildings as a routine precautionary measure.
Fighting fire began from outside the building, he explained, then firemen moved inside the facility until the fire was put off.
An eyewitness who was inside the building told KUNA that she called the fire department as soon as she noticed the fire. The firemen arrived at the scene very fast, she added.
Al-Mekrad said flammable insulation layer was covered by slim layer of aluminum in contributed to spread of fire from ground floor to upper levels.
An investigation will be opened to know causes of the fire. (end)
Respected salute to Kuwait’s fire department.
Finally Kuwait fire department has successfully put off the fire by 5 fire stations in 11 storey building in Jabriya. It was difficult to cover the whole building in short time and windy weather had made it huge.