Vegetation fire the size of 2 football fields breaks out near East Coast Park

Vegetation fire the size of 2 football fields breaks out near East Coast Park

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A fire broke out on Aug 12, 2019 near East Coast Park. (Photo: Twitter/@chris3961)

SINGAPORE: A vegetation fire broke out near East Coast Park on Monday night (Aug 12).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at about 8.50pm at the junction of Marina East Drive and East Coast Park Service Road.

The fire affected an area of about two football fields, it added. 

Photos and videos sent to CNA show flames and thick smoke rising from the area.

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The Singapore Civil Service Force (SCDF) was attending to a fire near East Coast Park on Aug 12, 2019. (Photo: CNA reader)

The fire was still raging at 10pm, said CNA reader Chris Ngu Dow Lon, who saw the fire from an overhead bridge at East Coast Park.

SCDF said in an update that the fire was brought under control at 10.30pm.

About 50 firefighters were deployed, along with 12 emergency vehicles, including five fire engines, one red rhino and two supporting vehicles.

No injuries were reported, said SCDF. 

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Source: CNA/aa(gs)

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