Fire at waste management plant in Jurong, no injuries

A fire broke out at a waste management company at Tanjong Kling Road on 21 March 2017. (Photo: SCDF Facebook)

A fire has been put out at a waste management plant in the Jurong area.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said on its Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon (21 March) that it was alerted to the fire at about 12.15pm at 23 Tanjong Kling Road, which is the address of NSL OilChem, a company that specialises in oil and chemical waste management.

SCDF dispatched three fire engines, three Red Rhinos, two firebikes, one ambulance, two unmanned firefighting machines, and seven support vehicles.

Upon arrival, the fire which involved a section of a waste management plant was well alight. SCDF promptly surrounded and contained the fire, covering an area of 30 metres by 30 metres, with foam jets.

Fire at Tanjong Kling Road (Photo: SCDF Facebook)

The fire, which involved flammable and corrosive waste materials, was extinguished within two hours. Damping down is currently in progress, the SCDF said in a Facebook post at 3.20pm.

Workers in the premises had evacuated prior to SCDF’s arrival. No injuries have been reported. The cause of fire is under investigation, SCDF added.