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20180322 Oil storage tank fire put out in 6 hours
Singapore Mar 22 2018 “Other”
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Oil storage tank fire put out in 6 hours
Updated: 2018-03-22 05:00
An intense blaze involving an oil storage tank was quelled around midnight on Tuesday after a six-hour firefighting operation involving several agencies.
There were no reported casualties from the fire that broke out just before 6pm on Tuesday at Pulau Busing, an island south-west of Singapore which is home to oil and chemical storage facilities.
Photos and videos circulating online showed dense plumes of smoke rising from the island, which is leased to petroleum storage company Tankstore.
However, residents in the Telok Blangah and West Coast areas told The Straits Times they did not notice the blaze until they saw the news on Tuesday evening.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the "massive" operation involved 128 of its personnel and 31 firefighting and support vehicles. They were supported by members of the Company Emergency Response Team (Cert) and agencies including the Police Coast Guard, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Republic of Singapore Navy and National Environment Agency (NEA).
The operation required the SCDF to ship necessary equipment and vehicles from Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal to the island. Two large foam jets were deployed to battle the blaze, while five unmanned water monitors were used to cool adjacent oil tanks and prevent the fire from spreading.
Web Source: Straits Times