Fire breaks out at Tuas waste management plant
SINGAPORE: Two Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers have been sent to hospital after fighting a fire at a waste management plant at Tuas on Wednesday.
A Facebook Live video posted at 6.55pm showed thick smoke emerging from the upper levels of the Greenway Environmental building at 6 Tuas South Street 8 as firefighters worked to put out the blaze.
The SCDF said in a Facebook post at 7.25pm that it was responding to the factory fire.
SGSecure mobile application users and StarHub mobile subscribers within the immediate vicinity of the fire incident received an advisory message urging members of public to stay away from the area, it added.
At 8.50pm, SCDF said the fire was extinguished with the aid of two unmanned firefighting machines. The blaze involved general waste in an area about the size of a basketball court, it said.
It added that firefighters were damping down the affected area so the fire would not rekindle. As of 11.40pm, damping down operations were still underway.