3 men injured in incineration plant fire at Tuas

3 men injured in incineration plant fire at Tuas

SINGAPORE - Three men were injured in a fire that broke out in an industrial building at Tuas on Friday evening.

According to a statement from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the fire broke out in an incineration plant at Tuas Avenue 10, and involved flammable chemicals.

SCDF officers received the call about the fire at about 5.17pm.

The statement added that the fire affected an area approximately the size of two football fields. The fire was brought under control within 90 minutes, but firefighting operations were still ongoing as of 8.55pm to put out pockets of fire in the area.

About 60 SCDF personnel were involved in the operation. Six fire engines, two Red Rhinos, five supporting vehicles and four ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

According to the SCDF, all three victims suffered burn injuries.

One man sustained first and second degree burns and was conveyed by SCDF ambulance to the Singapore General Hospital.

Another sustained first degree burns and was conveyed by SCDF ambulance to the Singapore General Hospital.

The third man was brought to the National University Hospital prior to SCDF arrival.

Several Stomp readers reported seeing a massive column of thick grey smoke rising from the vicinity of Tuas in the evening.

One contributor, Kenneth, said he could see the large plume of smoke from his home in Jurong West Block 644.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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