SINGAPORE Two hundred firefighters battled a blaze at a Singapore waste management plant which activated a sequence of explosions and sent a plume of black smoke into the early morning sky.
The fireplace broke out on Thursday at the Eco Distinctive Waste Management plant in the Tuas industrial district, bordering Malaysia, fueled by chemical waste and other flammable materials, officials claimed.
Video clips and shots acquired by Reuters showed a significant flame and a tall column of dark smoke covering element of the sky. Periodic explosions ended up read as firefighters battled the blaze with foam, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) claimed in a Facebook article.
A single firefighter desired clinic cure for exhaustion, a SCDF spokesman told Reuters, introducing the fireplace had been introduced underneath manage.
Following an original evaluation, about fifty percent the plant had been broken, main executive Rick Reidinger told media.
The company could not be straight away achieved for comment.
(Reporting by Fathin Ungku Modifying by Karishma Singh and Nick Macfie)