KUWAIT, April 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fire Services Directorate (KFSD)
announced, on Tuesday, that fire fighters, from various departments, are
working on putting out the massive tires' fire in Rhayya Area, Jahra. The
flames are expected to be extinguished completely later today.
General Manger of KFSD Lieutenant Jassim Mohammad Al-Mansouri told KUNA
that huge efforts were exerted earlier today not only to put out part of the
fire but also isolate the fire area with 7-meter dirt tracks from the massive
pile of burning tires.
Weather condition helped in minimizing damage done by the fire. The wind
blew the fire smoke toward the seaside, Al-Mansouri noted. He added that what
matters now is "prevent the spread of fire to other parts of the area."
He further added that the biggest part of the fire is now under control and
the location is being covered with sand.
"Dealing with tire fires requires strenuous efforts," he pointed out. He
clarified that the affected area should be divided into parts and sections to
extinguish fires of that massiveness. (end)
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