06 May 2012

Huge blaze reported near Pulau Tekong

This just posted in the media: A huge blaze on a piece of reclaimed land between Singapore and Pulau Tekong. The fire is not on Tekong. The only people on 'the island' are land reclamation workers. The fire started at 2.15pm and is reportedly ongoing.
from AsiaOne, from Stomp
Important natural areas on and near Tekong include Singapore's best natural mangroves and our best northern submerged reef Beting Bronok.

Beting Bronok and Tekong's mangroves lie on the northern side of Tekong. If the fire is indeed as reported "on reclaimed land between Singapore and Pulau Tekong", then the fire is probably on the southern side of Tekong.

Photos of the fire on Stomp.

Latest photos and updated on Channel NewsAsia facebook

Here's media articles available as of 6 May 5pm.

[Update: media articles published on 7 May]

Huge blaze spotted on reclaimed land off north-eastern Singapore
Straits Times 6 May 12 3:36pm

A huge blaze was spotted on a piece of reclaimed land off north-east Singapore on Sunday afternoon. -- PHOTO: STOMP

A huge blaze was spotted on a piece of reclaimed land off north-east Singapore on Sunday afternoon.

The piece of land is not joined to mainland Singapore. An Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman confirmed that the fire was ongoing.

The only people on the 'island' are land reclamation workers, SCDF added.

Fire at reclaimed land
Channel NewsAsia 6 May 2012 1602 hrs

SINGAPORE: Huge plumes of black smoke originating from a fire on a piece of reclaimed land between Singapore and Tekong island were spotted Sunday afternoon.

The smoke could be seen from Bedok South Avenue 3.

Several members of the public sent in pictures and video.

A SCDF spokesperson said personnel and resources are at Changi Village Terminal and are "on alert and on standby".

It is not clear what caused the fire.

MINDEF has confirmed that the fire is not on Tekong.

- CNA/wm

Huge blaze spotted at reclaimed land near Changi
AsiaOne 6 May 12;

SINGAPORE - A huge fire was spotted by readers at the reclaimed island off north-east Singapore today.

The fire, which reportedly has been going on since about 2.15pm this afternoon, has been confirmed to be still ongoing.

An SCDF spokesperson said that the only people on the island, which is not connected to mainland Singapore, are land reclamation workers.

An official statement will be released soon.

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