‘Avoid this space’: SCDF firefighters battling blaze in Tuas South warehouse


SINGAPORE – Firefighters from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) are presently battling a fireplace at a warehouse at 28 Tuas South Avenue 8.

In a Facebook submit on Monday, SCDF said it was alerted to the fireside at about 6.15pm and that, upon arrival, the fireside was raging contained in the warehouse.

The warehouse is expounded to an industrial developing, said SCDF.

It added that firefighters are stopping the fireside with six water jets and an unmanned firefighting machine.

“In view of the ongoing fire operation, members of the public are advised to avoid the area,” SCDF said.

Migrant workers staying inside the shut by dormitories said they detected an acrid odor from about 6.30pm.

Mr Nebaron Bormon Komol, 42, a worker from Bangladesh, said he would possibly see the smoke from nearly 2km away at Tuas South Ave 4.

A video of the fireside that he took at about 7.30pm confirmed thick black smoke billowing from the compound.

Another worker, who wanted to be acknowledged solely as Mr Aminul, 49, from Bangladesh, said he was anxious when he observed the large cloud of smoke, nevertheless obtained right here out of his dormitory shut by and headed in course of the scene instead of away from it.

He said: “The odor was sturdy, nevertheless later the wind blew it away.

“I was quite scared, but I wanted to see what was happening.”

At about 9pm, flames would possibly nonetheless be seen from the middle flooring of the developing.


Checks by The Straits Times on-line confirmed that the placement is listed by producer Sika Singapore as its head office. The agency is a subsidiary of Sika AG, a speciality chemical agency based in Switzerland that gives the developing and improvement enterprise in addition to manufacturing industries.

Videos on social media confirmed plumes of black smoke billowing from a blaze on the lower flooring of a developing that seems to be better than two storeys extreme.


Another video reveals the fireside engulfing the developing.


In an earlier Facebook submit at 6.54pm, SCDF said firefighters had been stopping the fireside with two water jets and a flooring monitor.

“This is expected to be an extended firefighting operation,” SCDF said.

SCDF added at 7.19pm that it had warned members of most of the people to steer clear of the realm by sending a message by the SMS Public Alert System and the SGSecure app.

This article was first printed in The Straits Times. Permission required for duplicate.

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