Update @10am: Fire at Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site
Sep 29, 2011
Shell worked closely with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) throughout the night to put out the fire at the Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site. The fire has now been significantly reduced and is contained to within a bunded area.
Following medical attention, the six Shell firefighters have gone back to their normal duties. Staff have also reported for work at Pulau Bukom and controls have been put in place on movements in the affected areas to ensure their safety.
Safety is our top priority. The units in the vicinity of the fire incident remain shut down as a precaution. As such we advise that a larger flare will be visible. The flare is a safety procedure and is no cause for alarm. There are no toxic vapours released.
The incident is confined to Pulau Bukom which is more than five kilometres away from the mainland.
Our website, www.shell.com.sg, will be regularly updated with the latest information whenever available.