Singapore – In the span of a few hours, Singapore had three vegetation fires, one in the East Coast Park, one at Jurong Road and the other along Pang Sua Canal.
On the evening of August 12 (Monday), a massive vegetation fire broke out in East Coast Park.
Members of the public went to social media to share updates on the fire while tagging the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
A certain @himangi_t uploaded a video on Twitter of the rising smoke.
— Himangi (@himangi_t) August 12, 2019
The video and pictures show thick, billowing smoke along with flames at a distance.
@sriram_v2 added that the dry weather wasn’t any help to the incident.
— Sriram Vaidhya (@sriram_v2) August 12, 2019
Another twitter user, @chris3961 posted closeups of the vegetation fires
— Ngu Dow Lon, Chris (@chris3961) August 12, 2019
According to an official Facebook post, the SCDF “surrounded the fire with seven water jets.” Furthermore, they deployed 12 emergency vehicles and about 50 firefighters at the scene.
At about 10:30 pm, the fire was brought under control.
It was approximately the size of two football fields, said the SCDF.
There have been no reports of injuries.
On Sunday afternoon, August 11, two different vegetation fires occurred, one at Jurong Road and the other along Pang Sua Canal.
According to a report by Stomp, there was smoke coming from a forest in the Tengah area at around 3:30 pm and spanned approximately ten football fields.
The other outbreak was reported about an hour earlier on the same afternoon.
The SCDF extinguished both vegetation fires with two water jets and confirmed no injuries reported for both.
The SCDF is investigating the causes of the fires.