Firefighters douse fire at Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh apartment block

Firefighters have put out a fire at an apartment block, including several garages, a gas cylinder store room and residential units, in Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh with no injuries reported.

In spite of arriving at the scene within five minutes, firefighters were faced with the danger of further explosions due to the presence of car oils, tyres and gas cylinders in a residential area, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate said. It warned that the building’s owners would be held liable and would face severe measures for using residential units in contrary to their intended purpose presenting a high risk to occupants and firefighters.