SINGAPORE – Fire At Oil Refinery On Jurong Island

Sing FireFighterSINGAPORE – A fire broke out at a crude oil refinery on Jurong Island on Tuesday (June 13).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the fire occurred within a crude distillation unit at the Singapore Refining Company’s (SRC) premises on 1 Merlimau Road.

Firefighters from SCDF and the company’s in-house emergency response team took over an hour to put out the flames. No injuries were reported.

SCDF said they were alerted to the incident at 9.50am. The SRC’s response team was also immediately activated, and deployed water monitors and several large capacity fire extinguishers to fight the fire.

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Several videos posted by Facebook users showed black plumes of smoke rising up beside refinery chimneys.

The SCDF said that the fire at the refinery was extinguished at around 11.10am.
The SRC has yet to comment on the cause of the incident. 

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