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Scores rescued from Jleeb building fire

KUWAIT: Fire engines outside a Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh building where a fire was reported.

KUWAIT: Firemen saved scores of people trapped inside a burning building in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) said, noting that no injuries were reported. Fire engines of Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Ardhiya, and technical rescue center rushed to the scene as fire erupted on third floor of a residential building, KFF said in a statement.

Tens of people were trapped before rescue arrived due to smoke plumes, noted the statement. KFF teams used escalators and smoke-protective devices during the operation and were able to contain the fire without any significant injuries, while an investigation went underway to determine the causes of the blaze.

Meanwhile, firemen put out a blaze that hit six stores in Mubarakiya Market Friday evening. Operations received a call about fires in small shops, so Hilali and Madena fire stations responded. Firemen managed to extinguish the blaze as no injuries were reported, KFF said, adding that an investigation was opened.

Fire engines are seen at the Mubarakiya Market after reports about fires in small shops there.
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