Two workers injured in Tuas warehouse fire that was size of 1½ football fields

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Two workers were injured in a fire that was the size of one-and-a-half football fields in Tuas on Monday (Mar 13).

Stomper Jeremy alerted Stomp to the incident and shared video clips of fire and smoke engulfing a building at Sika Singapore.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said on its Facebook page that it was alerted to the fire at 28 Tuas South Avenue 8 at about 6.15pm.

Two workers had been assessed by an SCDF paramedic for blisters on their hands and forehead respectively. They refused to be taken to hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

The fire had engulfed an industrial building consisting of warehouse and production areas, including a six-storey production unit.

"The fire involved chemical solvents and flammable construction materials," the statement said.

"A total of 26 emergency vehicles and about 80 personnel were deployed for this incident."

SCDF said that at the height of the firefighting operation, firefighters deployed eight water jets and an unmanned firefighting machine.

The fire was brought under control at about 8.15pm.

SCDF said once the fire has been extinguished, firefighters will remain at the site to damp down the affected areas with water.

Damp down refers to the application of water to wet burnt surfaces immediately after a fire is put out. It is to prevent the potential rekindling of the fire.

[Final Update: Fire @ 28, Tuas South Avenue 8] At about 6:15 p.m. yesterday (13 March), SCDF was alerted to a fire at...

Posted by Singapore Civil Defence Force on Monday, March 13, 2023

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