Fire breaks out at Tuas View Circuit waste recycling company, roads closed

VIDEO: SCDF
The fire involved plastic waste and tyres, and was found to be burning strongly when SCDF arrived.
The fire involved plastic waste and tyres, and was found to be burning strongly when SCDF arrived.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SCDF
The fire involved plastic waste and tyres, and was found to be burning strongly when SCDF arrived.
The fire involved plastic waste and tyres, and was found to be burning strongly when SCDF arrived.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SCDF
The fire involved plastic waste and tyres, and was found to be burning strongly when SCDF arrived.
The fire involved plastic waste and tyres, and was found to be burning strongly when SCDF arrived.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SCDF
The fire involved plastic waste and tyres, and was found to be burning strongly when SCDF arrived.
The fire involved plastic waste and tyres, and was found to be burning strongly when SCDF arrived.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SCDF

SINGAPORE - Roads were closed and people were advised to stay clear after a fire broke out at a waste recycling company on Tuesday (Jan 1).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said on its Facebook page that it was alerted to the fire, which occurred at 8 Tuas View Circuit, around 9.40am.

The fire involved plastic waste and tyres, and was found to be burning strongly when SCDF arrived.

A total of 13 emergency vehicles and about 55 firefighters were deployed. At the height of the operation, eight water jets and an unmanned firefighting machine were used to bring the fire under control. Foam was also used during the operation.

Damping down operations, which describe the application of water to wet burnt surfaces immediately after a fire is put out, were later carried out.

The police announced that several roads were closed to facilitate firefighting operations. These roads were Tuas South Ave 7 and Tuas View Circuit, Tuas South Ave 3 and Tuas View Circuit, Tuas South Ave 8 and Tuas View Circuit, and the Junction of Tuas South Ave 7 and Tuas South Ave 8.

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.