30 Apr '13, 5am

Huge fire rages at Jurong Industrial estate; search ops underway

Huge fire rages at Jurong Industrial estate; search ops underway

SINGAPORE: Firemen took about two hours on Tuesday to contain a blaze which broke out in the Jurong West industrial area. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries from fighting the blaze at Link Road. The fire also destroyed three warehouses. Dramatic footage from eyewitnesses showed the air blackened with smoke as fire gutted the warehouses. Three units along a stretch of the Jurong Industrial estate went up in flames as the blaze started at about 10.45am. At the fire's height, 13 water jets were used to douse the flames. LTC Ling Young Ern, Commander of Third Division, Singapore Civil Defence Force, said: "When we arrived, we saw a raging fire engulfing three factory units. The fire was also threatening to spread due to the very strong wind conditions, so at the time, our main priority was to contain the fire from all four sides. And when we have done that, we penetrated...

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