Gas smell across Singapore: No toxic industrial chemicals detected in the air – SCDF

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No toxic industrial chemicals have been detected in the air, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), amid reports that residents living in the northeastern part and as far as the western part of Singapore have complained of a gas smell since Monday afternoon.

In a post on its Facebook page at 9.55pm, the SCDF said it has received calls on the “smell of gas or burning” in various parts of Singapore. “Our monitoring teams have not detected the presence of toxic industrial chemicals in the air,” it added.

Residents in the north and northern-eastern parts of Singapore, such as Sengkang, Punggol and Ang Mo Kio, have detected the kerosene-like smell as from Monday afternoon, according to various social media posts. Other residents living in Orchard Road and as far as Clementi also said there was a burning smell in the air.

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In an earlier post, SCDF said it has deployed its resources to investigate and that there has been no confirmed incident. SCDF and the National Environment Agency are closely monitoring the situation, it added.