Fire breaks out at Tuas factory, 2 taken to hospital for burns

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Two people have been taken to hospital for burns. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SCDF
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SINGAPORE - A fire broke out at a factory in Tuas on Saturday (June 24) evening, and two people were taken to hospital for burns.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post that it was alerted to the fire at about 4.10pm, and when firefighters arrived, the warehouse was "well alight".

The post said the fire was deep-seated and involved scrap metals and plastic materials. The site affected at 28 Tuas Avenue 10 is believed to belong to Tai Hing Metal.

The fire was extinguished around 5.30pm with eight water jets, one unmanned firefighting machine and one aerial firefighting platform.

Foaming operations were also conducted.

"The fire involved the contents of a factory and is now under control," said SCDF in its post around 6pm.

The two injured workers were taken to the Singapore General Hospital.

Photos on SCDF's Facebook page showed firefighters battling a big blaze, and dense smoke rising in the surrounding area. What appeared to be several combustible items at the factory, including paper and wood could also be seen in the photos.

When ST visited the site on Saturday (June 24) evening, damping down operations were in progress.

A total of 80 firefighters and 21 emergency vehicles were involved in the operation.

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