A fire that engulfed a kerosene unit at the Mina Abdullah refinery on Tuesday evening has been put out, the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has said.
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The fire broke out at 11.30pm local time on Tuesday, and it took firefighters about 75 minutes to extinguish it, KPC chief Hashem Al Hashem said in a statement carried by Kuwait News Agency (Kuna).
“There are no human casualties and the situation is under control,” he said.
“Once the fire is fully quenched, a committee would be set up to investigate the incident.”
The cause of the fire has not been established yet, but Al Hashem believes that it could have been caused by a mechanical failure at one of the unit pumps.
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