SCDF deploys 20 emergency vehicles & 70 firefighters to put out massive Tuas fire on Jan. 21

The fire is estimated to have burnt through almost 70 per cent of the storage facility.

22/1/2022 11:45:00 AM

SCDF deploys 20 emergency vehicles & 70 firefighters to put out massive Tuas fire on Jan. 21

The fire is estimated to have burnt through almost 70 per cent of the storage facility.

The fire is estimated to have burnt through almost 70 per cent of the storage facility, resulting in a loss of approximately S$1 million.by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), it was alerted to the fire at 5 Gul Lane at about 2:50pm on Jan. 21.Resources were immediately deployed to surround and contain the fire upon arrival, as it was raging intensely and threatening to spread along the drain surrounding the premises, said SCDF.

Via SCDF FacebookDamping down operations were carried out to prevent any potential rekindling of the fire from the hot burnt surfaces.One person conveyed to hospital

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Industrial fire breaks out at Gul Lane, one man taken to hospitalSINGAPORE: An industrial fire broke out at Gul Lane on Friday (Jan 21) which took the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) 20 emergency vehicles and about 70 firefighters to extinguish. The blaze, which was about the size of a football field, involved an industrial premises which largely contained drums wi NEA: « we did not notice any burning smell ».

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, the product and sales manager of the company that occupies the premise, TT Energy, said that the fire is believed to have started from a diesel storage tank at the factory's unloading zone. The flammable liquid then spread to other areas of the facility through the storage area's drainage. Three workers had attempted to put out the fire with fire extinguishers, but to little avail. The fire is estimated to have burnt through almost 70 per cent of the storage facility, resulting in a loss of approximately S$1 million. 20 emergency vehicles and 70 firefighters deployed According to a by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), it was alerted to the fire at 5 Gul Lane at about 2:50pm on Jan. 21. A total of 20 emergency vehicles and about 70 firefighters were deployed to the scene. SCDF described the fire to be"about the size of a football field". Resources were immediately deployed to surround and contain the fire upon arrival, as it was raging intensely and threatening to spread along the drain surrounding the premises, said SCDF. At the height of the firefighting operation, seven water jets, including an Unmanned Firefighting Machine (UFM) were used to mitigate the fire. Via SCDF Facebook Via SCDF Facebook Via SCDF Facebook As the fire had involved drums containing flammable liquid and industrial chemicals, foam was also used to cover or blanket the surface of the flammable liquids. Damping down operations were carried out to prevent any potential rekindling of the fire from the hot burnt surfaces. Via SCDF Facebook The fire was extinguished at about 3:30pm, about 50 minutes later. One person conveyed to hospital According to SCDF, one person was conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for burn injuries on his forearm following the incident. There were no other reported injuries. About 40 workers had self-evacuated before SCDF’s arrival. SCDF added that the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. You can find the full Facebook post here: Follow and listen to our podcast here Top images via SMDN Facebook and SCDF Facebook If you like what you read, follow us on