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Kuwait Fire Service: Seven teams controlled fire in Al-Naeem junk yard
August 1, 2018, 8:48 am
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Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced on Tuesday that seven teams succeeded in controlling a fire that broke out in Al­Naeem junkyard next to AlSalmi road.

In a press release by the public relations and media department, KFSD stated it received a call about the fire 7:00 pm, and the teams of Al­Shaqaya, Al­Jahra, Al­Esnad, Al­Ardhiya, Sabhan, Al­Madina and Al­Salmiya responded to the fire.

The fire broke out in a number of cars and spread 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 junkyard is in a far 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.

Source: KUNA

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