Fire breaks out at Kuwait University college building

KUWAIT: Firemen put out a blaze at a Kuwait University college campus in Khaldiya yesterday, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said. No injuries were reported as the building was immediately evacuated after the fire alarm started. Firemen from the Shuhada and Shuwaikh fire stations battled the blaze, which started in a building containing stored material. An investigation was opened to determine the cause of the fire.

Kuwait University later released a statement in which it confirmed that the fire broke out at the Faculty of Science (31 kh) building in Khaldiya. Authorities evacuated the building before the fire was controlled by KFSD and the university in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, KU said in a statement. Efforts are under way to resume work at the building, the university said, noting that administration is waiting for a KFSD report on the fire causes.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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