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Two injured in factory fire

Firefighters tackle a blaze at an aluminum and lumber factory in Amghara

Firefighters tackle a blaze at an aluminum and lumber factory in Amghara

KUWAIT: A huge fire broke out in an aluminum and lumber factory in Amghara, said security sources. The fire started in the early hours on Friday and initial investigations showed that the fire extinguishing system did not work. The sources added that the presence of lumber and diesel tanks in the factory worsened the situation but around 90 firemen, from Jahra, Sulaibikhat, Ardhiya, Backup, Salmiya and Special operations teams, fought the flames and helped contain the fire in three hours and prevent it from spreading to adjacent facilities. Two firemen were injured in the process and were treated on site. Further investigations are in progress.

Steel factory In a similar incident, a fire broke out in a steel and cable factory. Firemen from Shuwaikh and Shuhada rushed to the scene and found the fire concentrated in one of the corners and was immediately and easily put out. No casualties were reported.

Diesel truck rolls over A truck driver was recently rescued when he lost control over his diesel truck, which slid and rolled over along the airport road. Security sources added Kuwait Fire Service Directorate rescue teams quickly freed the driver who had been trapped in the wreckage, then removed the truck and worked for three hours to remove the spilt diesel in order to avoid fire and accidents.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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This article was published on 04/07/2015