A tank has collapsed following a five hour fire at Jurong Island in Singapore.
It took the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) five hours to extinguish the blaze in a tank containing light crude oil. The fire was raging by the time the SCDF arrived and the in-house company emergency response team were already tackling the flames.
The prolonged operation was compounded by the fact that the affected tank folded and bucked due to the intensity of the fire.
One person was taken to hospital due to heat exhaustion.
The SCDF says in a statement on Facebook: ‘This operation was a race against time in view of the tank that had buckled and on the need to prevent the intense fire from spreading to its immediate surroundings.’
Picture courtesy of SCDF on Facebook