The fire involves petroleum products from pipes in the tank farm at a manufacturing facility measuring 150m by 50m. The fire is contained within the bund walls.
As mentioned in the SCDF News Release sent out at 2030hrs on Wednesday, 28 Sept 2011, as a safety precautionary measure, all non essential staff from Pulau Bukom had been evacuated from the island.
Current SCDF Operations
The situation is now under control. However, fire fighting operations are still underway at the affected area. There are currently about 100 SCDF fire fighters fighting the fire with 6 fire engines and 13 support vehicles. About 250 essential Shell personnel are also on Pulau Bukom.
A total of 21 water jets are currently being used to carry out boundary cooling operations. This is to prevent heat exposure to nearby storage tanks. Concurrently, SCDF is closely monitoring the temperature levels of the storage tanks surrounding the manufacturing facility.
Resources Deployed :
2 Fire Engines, 2 Fire Bikes, 1 Red Rhino and 8 support vehicles