05 Oct '11, 2pm

SCDF withdraws all personnel from Pulau Bukom

SCDF withdraws all personnel from Pulau Bukom

All remaining personnel and resources from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) have been withdrawn from Pulau Bukom as of 9.50pm on Wednesday night. -- PHOTO: REUTERS All remaining personnel and resources from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) have been withdrawn from Pulau Bukom as of 9.50pm on Wednesday night. The SCDF issued a statement on Wednesday night to announce that it had completed the progressive withdrawal of its fire-fighters and vehicles, which began on Sunday. 'SCDF's assistance and support operations on Pulau Bukom are no longer required,' said a spokesman. The SCDF had around 100 fire-fighters and 34 vehicles on the island while a fire raged in Shell's refinery from 30 hours last Wednesday and Thursday. It handed over management of the incident to Shell on Sunday.

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