SCDF puts out Jurong warehouse fire after 5-hour battle

Workers from a nearby building look on at the damage at 18 Jalan Besut as the fire rages on at the warehouse, on March 9, 2020.
Workers from a nearby building look on at the damage at 18 Jalan Besut as the fire rages on at the warehouse, on March 9, 2020.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
Firefighters battling the fire at a warehouse located at 18 Jalan Besut, on March 9, 2020.
Firefighters battling the fire at a warehouse located at 18 Jalan Besut, on March 9, 2020.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
The fire at a warehouse located at 18 Jalan Besut as seen from Teban Gardens, on March 9, 2020.
The fire at a warehouse located at 18 Jalan Besut as seen from Teban Gardens, on March 9, 2020.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
Police officers guiding the workers who were staying in dormitories near the fire site at 18 Jalan Besut, back to their quarters, on March 9, 2020.
Police officers guiding the workers who were staying in dormitories near the fire site at 18 Jalan Besut, back to their quarters, on March 9, 2020.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
A fire broke out at a warehouse in an industrial area near Jurong River on Monday night.
A fire broke out at a warehouse in an industrial area near Jurong River on Monday night.PHOTO: SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE/FACEBOOK
A fire broke out at a warehouse in an industrial area near Jurong River on Monday night.
A fire broke out at a warehouse in an industrial area near Jurong River on Monday night.PHOTO: SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A fire that broke out at a warehouse in an industrial area near Jurong River on Monday night (March 9) was brought under control by firefighters after five hours.

No injuries were reported.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post on Monday (March 9) that it was alerted to the fire at No. 18 Jalan Besut at about 8.10pm.

Netizens reported seeing thick black smoke and the raging fire from places like Teban Gardens and Jurong East.

The blaze was “well under control” by 1am on Tuesday, the SCDF said in a Facebook update on Tuesday morning.

A total of 31 emergency vehicles and about 80 firefighters were deployed.

The SCDF said that the fire involved the contents of the warehouse, such as plywood, household electrical appliances and furniture, among other things.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire had fully engulfed the warehouse.

More than 50 occupants had evacuated from the premises before firefighters arrived.

A 30-second video in an SCDF tweet shows firefighters in action, using water jets to contain the blaze.

“Due to the intense heat of the fire, the warehouse’s zinc roof had completely collapsed, trapping the fire underneath it and hindering the firefighters’ immediate access to the seat of the fire,” the SCDF said.

It added on Tuesday morning that damping down operations to prevent any rekindling from the hot burnt surfaces were under way.

The SCDF is investigating the cause of the fire.