Past industrial fires

JAN 13, 2004

An explosion, followed by a fire, occurred at a second-storey office unit at Toa Payoh Industrial Park in Lorong 8 killing four people.

At least one liquefied petroleum gas cylinder was found at the scene, together with containers of solvents and paints.

MAY 3, 2007

Two industrial fires occurred - the first at the ExxonMobil Singapore oil refinery on Jurong Island and the second at a Jurong oil and chemical plant. The first blaze claimed two lives while another two were injured.

The second fire resulted in one man suffering 70 per cent burns.

SEPT 28, 2011

A fire at Shell's refinery facility on Pulau Bukom raged for 32 hours.

The fire was caused by maintenance works on a pipeline connected to a tank of naphtha, a volatile chemical liquid.

More than 100 firefighters were involved. No deaths were reported.