UPDATE: Fire Surges at Shell’s Singapore Refinery

September 29, 2011

There has been a surge in the fire at Shell’s Singapore refinery, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a statement on Thursday.

“The fire fighting operations are still ongoing,” the statement added.

“There has been a surge in the fire at the manufacturing facility. The fire is still contained within the bund wall. Boundary cooling operation is still being carried out to prevent heat exposure to the nearby storage tanks.”

Two SCDF fire engines were badly damaged by the fire, it said, while one fire engine sustained partial damage.

Earlier reports indicated that portions of the refinery could be closed due to the fire.

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