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Foam swirls in Choa Chu Kang; believed linked to firefighting ops

Published on Nov 13, 2012 12:54 PM

Early morning park users in Choa Chu Kang were greeted by an unusual sight on Tuesday.

Foam stretching more than 2km long was seen along the canal and park connectors from the junction of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Bukit Panjang Road all the way to Stagmont Ring.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is investigating if the foam is linked to firefighting efforts on Monday night.

Fire broke out at a warehouse at 800 Upper Bukit Timah Road at about 8.53pm on Monday. The blaze engulfed three quarters of the single-storey warehouse, the size of a football field. It was stacked with wood, metal and food products to a height of up to 6m.


The SCDF deployed 15 vehicles to the scene, including Red Rhinos and ambulances, and used seven water jets to contain the fire.

It was brought under control within two hours. One firefighter was sent to the National University Hospital for heat exhaustion. No-one else was hurt.

Residual foam appeared to remain in the area throughout the night and into the morning.

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