Fire broke out in a building under con- struction in Sabah AI-Salem area, trapping three laborers inside the burning structure and another in a crane. According to sources, when the Control Room of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) received informa- tion about the fire, firefighters from six fire stations rushed to the location. When they discovered that three laborers were trapped inside the structure and another in a crane, firefighters used the longest fire ladder in the world to rescue the trapped laborers and extinguish the fire.
They used a drone to capture pictures and obtain information about the fire. Acting Deputy Director General of Firefighting Sector Brigadier Mohammad AI-Mahameed and other high-ranking fire officials were present at the location along with paramedics and secutitymen from Ministry of Interior.
Investigations have been launched to determine the cause of the fire. Director of Public Relations and Media at KFSD Colonel Khalil AI- Amer stressed the keenness of KFSD to ensure safety and security meas- ures are applied in all places particularly newly constructed buildings.