Fire breaks out at waste management firm in Tuas, people evacuated
SINGAPORE: Thick plumes of smoke were seen rising from the Tuas industrial area after waste management firm NSL OilChem caught fire on Tuesday afternoon (Mar 21).
Channel NewsAsia reader Diana Lynn Diaz Nasol said her colleague saw the smoke from their office beside the burning building at around 12.15pm.
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) firefighters arrived about five minutes later, and her office and another office adjacent to the site were evacuated, she said.
Ms Diana said she heard “many explosions”. Police instructed onlookers to move away from the scene, she added.
SCDF said in a Facebook update at 1.14pm that it had been alerted to the fire at 23 Tanjong Kling Road and that firefighters were at the scene with water jets.
SGSecure mobile app users and StarHub mobile subscribers within the immediate vicinity of the fire incident would have received an advisory message urging the public to stay away from the area, it added.