When I say Choco you say? Pie!
When I say Haze you say?
Indonesian forest fires!
Yeah, it’s lame, but you know what they say:
Anyway, yeah, our yearly haze phenomenons can certainly be traced all the way to Indonesia’s forests. Hardly something to be happy about, sadly.
But if Jurong Island’s vegetation fire was anything to go by, we might have our own locally-produced haze before long.
Just yesterday (13 Feb), a huge vegetation fire occurred on Jurong Island.
And according to the Singapore Civil Defence (SCDF), it was described to be…
“The size of four football fields”.
According to Stomp, the fire occurred in the afternoon, at around 2:40 p.m.
Stomper Shakir chanced upon the blaze later that day at 8:00 p.m., when he was driving along Banyan Road.
That’s almost 6 hours after the fire reportedly started.
Intermittent pockets of vegetation
In response to media queries, the SCDF told Stomp that they were first alerted to the fire at 2:40 p.m. along Meranti Avenue.
Upon their arrival at the site, the firefighters discovered “intermittent pockets of vegetation” on fire in an area stretching roughly “four football fields”.
The fire was subsequently extinguished, and the cause is currently being investigated.
You can watch video footage of the fire (taken by Stomper Shakir) here:
Huge vegetation fire the size of 4 football fields rages on at Jurong IslandRead the full story here: https://goo.gl/tPGYck
Posted by Stomp on Tuesday, 13 February 2018
It’s not the first time a fire broke out in Jurong Island
Two years ago, in 2016, a huge oil tank fire occurred at Jurong Island.
150 officers were deployed on site, and 38 fire-fighting and rescue vehicles from seven fire stations were dispatched to combat the roaring fire.
On 13 June last year, a blaze started up at 1, Merlimau Road, where oil refinery Singapore Refining Company is situated. As it turns out, a crude distillation unit was the source, and the SCDF were called in to dispel the flames.
Incidentally, a football field is roughly 160 feet wide. So you can only imagine how big four fields would be.
And considering the fact that Jurong Island processes 1,300,000 barrels (210,000 m3) of crude oil per day…
You know the drill la hor, guys.
Or as this particular guy so kindly put it:
Always quarrel with your bae? Then you need to watch this video and learn this trick on how to resolve arguments without any compromise or apology (and also subscribe to Goody Feed YouTube channel):
This article was first published on goodyfeed.com
- Postman Caught Red-handedly Throwing Away Mails & SingPost Has Fired Him
- The History of Why Firecrackers Are Banned in S’pore
- Everything About the CTE Fire That Happened Yesterday in 60 Sec
Do you love writing? Do you want a platform to showcase your works? Goody Feed is looking for part-time writers to join the team! Click here to find out more
Featured image: Stomp