Fire the Size of 4 Football Fields Raged in Jurong Island

When I say Choco you say? Pie!

When I say Haze you say?

Indonesian forest fires!

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Yeah, it’s lame, but you know what they say:

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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”.

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What happened?

According to Stomp, the fire occurred in the afternoon, at around 2:40 p.m.

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Stomper Shakir chanced upon the blaze later that day at 8:00 p.m., when he was driving along Banyan Road.

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That’s almost 6 hours after the fire reportedly started.

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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 Island

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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.

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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.

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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:


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