Fire breaks out at Singapore waste management plant

Fire breaks out at Singapore waste management plant
PHOTO: Singapore Civil Defence Force

A massive fire that broke out at a waste management plant in western Singapore early Thursday morning has been extinguished, said the city state's fire department.

In a statement posted on its Facebook page at 11:49am HK/SIN, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said with the fire was extinguished. It is investigating the cause of the fire.

"There were no casualties conveyed to the hospital," it said in an earlier update.

The SCDF said the fire broke out at around 6:15am HK/SIN at 23 Tuas View Circuit, the address of ECO Special Waste Management.

According to the company's website, it handles waste from industries such petrochemical, pharmaceutical and energy.

"The fire involve(d) chemical waste and flammable materials. Periodic explosions could be heard as firefighters battle(d) the blaze to contain it within the affected premises," said the SCDF.

on Facebook

[Fire @ 23 Tuas View Circuit] Upon SCDF's arrival, the premises measuring about 200m by 200m was fully engulfed in...

Posted by Singapore Civil Defence Force on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

on Facebook

[Fire @ 23 Tuas View Circuit] Fire is well under control and firefighters are now dousing pockets of fire within the premises with foam. There were no casualties conveyed to the hospital.

Posted by Singapore Civil Defence Force on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

on Facebook

TUAS FIRE: The sky is filled with columns of smoke as Singapore Civil Defence Force fire engines are seen arriving at the scene. http://str.sg/4n3Y

Posted by The Straits Times on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

on Facebook

HAPPENING NOW: The fire at a waste management plant in Tuas rages on. Singapore Civil Defence Force firefighters are currently at the scene fighting the fire with water jets. http://str.sg/4n3Y

Posted by The Straits Times on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

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