Fire breaks out at industrial building along Tuas

A fire broke out at an industrial building in Tuas on Friday evening. Pictures provided by Straits Times readers in the vicinity showed thick plumes of black smoke from the building.

A fire broke out at an industrial building in Tuas on Friday evening. Pictures provided by Straits Times readers in the vicinity showed thick plumes of black smoke from the building.


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Update at 8.55pm: Three men were injured in the fire that broke out in an industrial building in Tuas on Friday evening.

According to a statement by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the fire affected an area approximately the size of two football fields and involved flammable chemicals in an incineration plant.

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.

The fire was brought under control within 90 minutes, but firefighting operations are still ongoing to put out pockets of fire.

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.

Update at 7.15pm:

Firefighting efforts are still on-going at the building in Tuas.

According to a spokesperson from the SCDF, officers received a call on the fire at 5.17pm.

The location of the fire occurred at Tuas Avenue 10.

The Singapore Police Force posted on Twitter informing motorists of road closures due to the fire.

"Factory at 9, Tuas Ave 10 on fire. Road Closure @ Tuas Ave 7, Ave 8, Ave 9, Ave 10 and Tuas Lane. Road users to avoid these locations."

Several Stomp readers also reported seeing a massive column of thick grey smoke rising from the vicinity. One contributor, Kenneth, reported seeing the plume of smoke from his home in Jurong West Block 644.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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