KUWAIT: Six fire teams battled a huge blaze in a Shuwaikh industrial area supermarket yesterday, Kuwait Fire Force said. Firemen kept the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings while exerting tremendous efforts using hydraulic ladders that helped contain the flames, which spread over 3,000 sq m. A search is going on for a reported missing person, the statement said.

Kuwait Fire Force Chief Lt Gen Khalid Al-Mikrad and his deputy for firefighting Maj Gen Jamal Al-Bulaihees were at hand, as 150 firemen from Industrial Shuwaikh, Shuhada, Ardiya, Capital, Salmiya and backup stations participated in fighting the blaze. Capital Governor Sheikh Talal Al-Khalid Al-Sabah inspected the scene.