A fire broke out in an oil refinery on Jurong Island yesterday morning.
The blaze occurred in one of the facility's three crude-distillation units, a spokesman for the Singapore Refining Company (SRC), which owns the refinery, told The Straits Times. No one was hurt.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received reports of a fire on the Merlimau Road premises at 9.50am and dispatched resources to the scene. SRC's in-house emergency response team had also been activated. Water monitors and several large-capacity fire extinguishers were deployed.
The fire was put out at 11.10am by SCDF and the response team.
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Foaming operations were also carried out, SCDF added.
Photos and videos posted on social media showed plumes of black smoke rising skywards next to refinery chimneys.