Massive blaze at Jurong vehicle repair plant
A fire broke out at a heavy vehicle repair plant in Jurong at about 1am this morning.
The plant was located at 2J Jalan Papan, which is close to several foreign worker dormitories.
No one was injured.
Witnesses reported hearing several explosions at about 1.45am and smoke from the blaze could be seen from as far as Lakeside MRT Station.
One reader said he saw smoke from his location at Taman Jurong.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE ARIFZ
The fire involved an area measuring 70m by 70m and was raging when firefighters arrived, said a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman.
When The New Paper visited the scene at about 3.15am, SCDF officers were still fighting small pockets of fire around the property.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JIMMY SEAH
Outside, smoking tyres could be seen and many heavy vehicles within the factory had been burned.
About 100 foreign workers had also been stopped from entering their dormitories along Jalan Papan because of a police cordon that had been set up.
After waiting for close to two hours, the men were allowed in just after 3am.
TNP PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Four fire engines, two Red Rhinos, two unmanned fire-fighting machines (UFM), one ambulance and 16 support vehicles were deployed to fight the blaze.
Some 80 SCDF officers were also activated.
The fire was extinguished within about two hours.
Read the full report in our print edition on July 13.
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