29 Sep '11, 1am

Fire fighting continues at Pulau Bukom refinery

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said fire fighting operations are still under way at Shell's Pulau Bukom refinery, but the situation is under control. The fire, which broke out Wednesday afternoon, involves petroleum products from pipes in the tank farm at a manufacturing facility measuring 150 metres by 50 metres. The fire is contained within the bund walls. In an update issued at about 6:30am on Thursday, SCDF said it has about 100 fire fighters fighting the fire with six fire engines and 13 support vehicles. About 250 essential Shell personnel are also on Pulau Bukom helping with the operations. SCDF said about 20 water jets are being used to carry out boundary cooling operations. This is to prevent heat exposure to nearby storage tanks. SCDF said it is also closely monitoring the temperature levels of the storage tanks surrounding the manufacturing ...

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