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HUGE FIRE BROKE OUT AT GUL DRIVE WAREHOUSE, FIRE MEASURED 20M BY 40M

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said in a statement on Facebook that a fire broke out earlier today (18 June) at about 8.25am, at a warehouse at 23 Gul Drive.

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Here is the SCDF’s statement

[Update: Fire @ No. 23 Gul Drive]

At about 8.25am today, SCDF was alerted to a fire at the abovementioned location.

Upon SCDF’s arrival, the fire was raging within a warehouse measuring about 20 meters by 40 meters.

Firefighters immediately deployed water and foam jets around the premises to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading.

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Firefighting operations are ongoing. There are no reported injuries at the time of this post.

SCDF’s updated statement

[Final update: Fire @ No. 23 Gul Drive]

At about 8.25am today (18 June), SCDF was alerted to a fire at the abovementioned location.

13 emergency vehicles and about 50 firefighters were deployed for this incident. The firefighters were from Tuas Fire Station (FS), Jurong FS, Jurong Island FS, and the Special Rescue Unit.

The raging fire involved waste materials in a warehouse measuring 20 meters by 40 meters.

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At the onset of the fire firefighting operation, firefighters deployed several water and foam jets around the premises to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading.

Once the fire was contained, firefighters carefully moved into the warehouse and deployed an Unmanned Firefighting Machine and five foam jets.

The fire was brought under control within two hours. Damping down operations* are ongoing.

There were no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

*Damping down refers to the application of water to wet burnt surfaces immediately after a fire is put out. It is to prevent any potential rekindle of fire from the hot burnt surfaces.

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