Fire Engulfed A Carpentry Shop In Shuwaikh Industrial Area
The Operations Room of the Fire Department received information that fire had engulfed a carpentry shop in Shuwaikh Industrial Area, and seven fire brigades were dispatched to the location.
Apparently, the fire started in the carpentry shop and spread to neighboring shops selling wood, tires and auto parts. Firefighters that first arrived at the scene requested backup to extinguish the inferno and they managed to prevent it from spreading any further.
Acting Director General of Fire Services Major General Khaled Rakan Al-Mekrad confirmed that firemen embarked on the ‘fire-out’ operation for 12 hours with the participation of seven fire stations until they were able to quench the blaze.
He explained that the fire spread ra++trol Department Major General Jamal Al-Belaihees who finished his duty at 11:00 am noted that three fire brigades were still at the scene with high ranking officials conducting the necessary investigation to determine the cause of fire.