Fire at Singapore waste management site put out after four hours


  • Singapore
  • Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019

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SINGAPORE (ANN): A massive blaze that covered an area about the size of a football field in a Tuas industrial waste management site was put out on Wednesday morning (Dec 11), after firefighters battled with the fire for four hours.

No injuries have been reported so far as no one was in the warehouse at the time of the fire.

The fire was so large that the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) deployed 34 emergency vehicles and 130 firefighters.

SCDF was alerted to the incident at 48 Tuas Crescent, where Unifine Star Petrochemical is located, at 6am.

Firefighters arrived on the scene within four minutes of the call, an SCDF officer told reporters after the blaze was put out at 10am.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by SCDF.

Unifine Star deals with toxic industrial waste, such as oil and chemicals, collecting, disposing and recycling them for other use.

In Facebook posts, SCDF said that the fire was “was spreading along the drains”, and that there were “multiple explosions” from metal drums storing flammable industrial liquids. - The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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