SCDF puts out oil storage tank fire on Pulau Busing after 'intense' 6-hour battle

SINGAPORE - A blaze involving an oil storage tank on Pulau Busing was finally extinguished  on Tuesday night (March 20) after six hours of what the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) described on Facebook as "intense firefighting operations". There were no reported casualties.

SCDF had earlier described the incident as a "massive operation" involving 128 personnel and 31 firefighting and support vehicles.

In a final Facebook update at 1.39am, it said it was helped in its efforts by the Police Coast Guard, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the Republic of Singapore Navy and the National Environment Agency.

Read the full article in The Straits Times.

Photos: Facebook/SCDF

  • A blaze involving an oil storage tank on Pulau Busing was finally extinguished  on Tuesday night (March 20) after six hours of what the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) described on Facebook as "intense firefighting operations". There were no reported casualties.
  • SCDF had earlier described the incident as a "massive operation" involving 128 personnel and 31 firefighting and support vehicles.
  • In a final Facebook update at 1.39am, it said it was helped in its efforts by the Police Coast Guard, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the Republic of Singapore Navy and the National Environment Agency.
  • In an earlier post, at about 11pm, SCDF said the firefighting operation was expected to be an extended one.
  • SCDF first said in a Facebook post at 6.33pm that it was alerted to the fire on the island located off the south-western coast of Singapore.
  • The National Environment Agency (NEA) said it was monitoring the air quality closely, especially in the south-western region of Singapore.
  • In an update at 8.36pm, SCDF said it was deploying even more resources to battle the fire.
  • Photos and videos showed dense plumes of smoke rising from the island, which is leased to petroleum storage company Tankstore.
  • At 7.33pm, SCDF said it had deployed resources to Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal, where they would board a craft to Pulau Busing.
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