80 SCDF personnel put out fire at Joo Koon Crescent

80 SCDF personnel put out fire at Joo Koon Crescent

SINGAPORE - Around 80 Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel put out the fire at a warehouse located at Joo Koon Crescent early this morning.

SCDF was alerted to the fire at 6.40am. When they arrived at the scene, the fire was well alight and involved paper products and combustible materials within two factory units measuring an area of about half a football field.

According to SCDF's statement, seven fire engines, three Red Rhinos, nine support vehicles, one ambulance and three unmanned firefighting machines were dispatched.

The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes using four water jets and three Unmanned Firefighting Machines. The fire was extinguished at 2pm, said SCDF.

There were no injuries reported. One SCDF personnel suffered from heat exhaustion and was sent to National University Hospital. He has since been discharged.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg 

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