Fire breaks out at scrapyard in Jalan Buroh, 1 person injured

Fire breaks out at scrapyard in Jalan Buroh, 1 person injured

Jalan Buroh fire Jul 2
Smoke seen in the area of Jalan Buroh on the evening of Jul 2, 2019. (Photo: Facebook/Faizal Khalid)

SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at a scrapyard in Jalan Buroh on Tuesday night (Jul 2), injuring one person, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

SCDF said it was alerted to the incident at 8.07pm at 5 Jalan Buroh in the Jurong industrial area.

The fire involved scrap material stored in 10 stacked containers in a scrapyard, and was extinguished using three compressed air foam jets, it added. 

A person was taken to Singapore General Hospital with burn injuries. 

The fire broke out less than two weeks after one person was killed and two people injured in another fire around the same area.

READ: 1 dead, 2 injured in massive fire at Jurong industrial area

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The Jun 21 fire, which involved hundreds of highly flammable LPG cylinders, engulfed an LPG facility about the size of two football fields.

The fire was extinguished about six hours after it broke out. ​​​​​​​

SCDF firefighters extinguish a blaze at Jalan Buroh Jul 2
The scene at 5 Jalan Buroh after scrap material stored in 10 containers caught fire on Jul 2, 2019. (Photo: Elizabeth Neo)

SCDF firefighters extinguish a fire at Jalan Buroh scrapyard Jul 2
The scene at 5 Jalan Buroh after scrap material stored in 10 stacked containers caught fire on Jul 2, 2019. (Photo: Elizabeth Neo)

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