Fire in Woodlands Industrial Park Was So Strong, 1 Fireman Was Injured While Fighting It


A fire was so strong that 70 firefighters and an unmanned firefighting machine were needed to extinguish the blaze after three hours.

More than 100 people were evacuated, and one firefighter injured his arm while fighting the fire.

Here’s what happened.

Piles of Waste Material Caught Fire

At about 8:40am on 17 September, piles of waste material at 66 Woodlands Industrial Park caught fire.

According to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the piles collectively measured about 100m by 100m, with the highest pile being 8m in height.

10 emergency vehicles and about 70 firefighters were deployed. With help from their breathing apparatus sets, they faced the intense heat and thick black smoke while going into the warehouse to fight the fire.

Blaze Took 3 Hours to Extinguish 

At the climax of the operation, two foam jets, two water jets, and an unmanned firefighting machine were all used to fight the fire.

Even with all of these tools and the 70 firemen’s efforts, the fire took three hours to extinguish. You can imagine just how huge the fire was.

The firefighters also spent the afternoon damping down the site, to ensure there won’t be any rekindling of fire.

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All Workers Evacuated, 1 Fireman Injured

About 25 workers had been evacuated before the firefighters arrived, but the police and SCDF evacuated about 90 more people from neighbouring locations as a precaution.

In the process, one firefighter also injured his arm. A paramedic assessed him at the scene before taking him to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

In an update, the SCDF said that he had been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.

The SCDF is still investigating the cause of the fire.


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