KUWAIT: Firefighters perform the Asr prayer as their comrades battle a blaze in animal feed in Salmi on Wednesday.

KUWAIT: Firemen battled a blaze in piles of animal feed in Salmi which covered an area of nearly 15,000 square meters on Wednesday. Firefighters from Jahra, occupational Jahra, Ardhiya and backup fire stations used bulldozers to separate the feed and keep the flames from spreading. Meanwhile, firemen put out a blaze that gutted six shops in Shuwaikh Industrial. Firefighters from Shuwaikh Industrial, Shuhada and backup fire stations responded to an emergency call and found out that the fire started in two jet-ski repair shops before spreading to four nearby construction material stores. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. In the meantime, three vehicles caught fire at the time of iftar in Fintas on Wednesday, as Mangaf fire station men put out the blaze without injuries. Investigations were opened to reveal the causes of the fires.

Food to prisoners
The Police Cooperative Society distributed Ramadan baskets to prison inmates, based on a personal humanitarian initiative by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Lieutenant General Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah and at his expense. The distribution covered the general, central and women prisons, with a total inmates' number of 4,585.
In other news, the Interior Ministry's Relations and Security Information department said official evening working hours at service centers were extended during Ramadan from 2:30 pm until 5:30 pm, with the exception of the Liberation Tower's center. The new working hours area as follows: All service centers in the six governorates: mornings 10:00 am - 2:30 pm, evenings: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm. The car agencies offices: mornings 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, evenings 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

By Hanna Al-Saadoun