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Singapore refinery fire extinguished after two hours

Emergency services were called out to Jurong Island in Singapore after another fire at one of the republic’s refineries. Firefighters spent two hours dousing a blaze at the Singapore Refining Company which started in a crude distillation unit.

“Water monitors and several large capacity fire extinguishers were deployed to mitigate the fire,” local authorities reported.

No casualties were reported.

In April last year a tank crumpled from a fire at another refinery on Jurong Island.



Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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