SINGAPORE: An oil tank fire broke out at 23 Tembusu Road on Jurong Island at about 3pm on Wednesday.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post that the fire involved a tank containing light crude oil measuring about 40m in diameter and 20m in height.
Upon SCDF’s arrival, the fire was raging and the in-house company emergency response team (CERT) used ground water monitors to attempt to contain it.
The intensity of the fire caused the affected tank to fold and buckle, SCDF said. The tank is contained within a bund wall measuring 100m by 150m.
SCDF said its large 6000 GPM (gallons per minute) foam monitor was deployed to mitigate the fire, while several ground water monitors and fixed drencher systems were used to cool down two adjacent oil tanks.
The firefighting operation is still in progress and is expected to be a prolonged operation, SCDF noted.
Eyewitnesses took to social media to share clips of the incident. -The Straits Times/Asia News Network