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UPDATE: Tankstore oil storage fire extinguished

20 Mar 2018

A fire at an oil storage facility operated by Tankstore at Pulau Busing, Singapore has been extinguished at approximately 2am (Singapore time) on Wednesday, says the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

The operation involving 31 firefighting and support vehicles, and 128 personnel from SCDF and the Company Emergency Response Team (CERT) unit took approximately six hours to put out the fire.

The SCDF-led operations was supported by a few related agencies such as the Police Coast Guard, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Republic of Singapore Navy and National Environment Agency.

“Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, was on the island for a first-hand account on the firefighting operations and to meet up with the SCDF Emergency Responders,” said SCDF.

SCDF was alerted to the fire at Pulau Busing at about 5.50pm on Tuesday evening.

Related: BREAKING: Tankstore oil storage facility catches fire at Singapore

Photo credit: Singapore Civil Defence Force
Published: 21 March, 2018

 

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