Kuwait refinery blaze put out, no injuries

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A fire at Kuwait's Mina Abdullah refinery early on Wednesday was quickly extinguished without any injuries to staff or impact on production, state news agency KUNA reported.

The fire started in the early hours of the morning after oil leaked from a pipe at the 270,000-barrel-per-day refinery, KUNA reported, citing a spokesman for Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC).

The refinery's firefighting team was able to contain the fire and extinguish it, KNPC spokesperson Mohammad Al-Ajmi told KUNA.

Al-Ajmi added that no casualties were reported among workers, while Mina Abdullah refinery's production operations were not halted.

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