01 Oct '11, 2pm

Traces of fuel vapour detected in Pulau Bukom: SCDF

Traces of fuel vapour detected in Pulau Bukom: SCDF

Even though the fire at the Shell refinery on Pulau Bukom has been fully extinguished, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is still continuing foaming operations as there are still traces of fuel vapour in the affected areas. -- PHOTO: AFP By Tan Dawn Wei Even though the fire at the Shell refinery on Pulau Bukom has been fully extinguished, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is still continuing foaming operations as there are still traces of fuel vapour in the affected areas. It relieved its fire fighters on Saturday morning and sent in a new crew. About 100 fire fighters, 13 fire engines and 21 support vehicles remain on the island. Shell said only essential operating personnel are left on the island. Damage was contained to the vicinity of the pump house and other facilities in Bukom are unaffected by the fire, which started on Wednesday. Shell said it deeply ...

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