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SINGAPORE — A massive fire broke out on Monday evening at an industrial building located at 28 Tuas South Avenue 8, which led to a significant disruption in the area.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the incident at around 6.15 pm and immediately responded by dispatching its emergency vehicles and personnel to the scene.

Upon arrival, SCDF firefighters found the fire raging inside the warehouse, which was connected to the industrial building.

The fire, which involved chemical solvents and flammable construction materials, had engulfed an industrial building consisting of warehouse and production areas, including a six-storey production unit. SCDF noted that the fire was the size of about one and a half football fields.

To combat the blaze, firefighters used eight water jets and an Unmanned Firefighting Machine (UFM).

SCDF issued an advisory message to the public via the SGSecure app and SMS Public Alert System to avoid the area. The message aims to prevent people from getting in harm’s way and to give the firefighters more room to work.

The fire was brought under control at about 8.15 pm, and firefighters remained at the scene to dampen down the affected areas with water. This process ensures that the fire does not rekindle and cause further damage to the building or surrounding areas.

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

During the firefighting operation, two workers were assessed by an SCDF paramedic for minor injuries, including blisters on their hands and forehead. However, they refused conveyance to the hospital, and no other injuries have been reported at this time.

Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.

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