Netizens praise SCDF heroes who battled flames for six hours after oil tank caught fire at Pulau Busing


Singaporeans have praised the heroes who fought the blazing flames that broke out after an oil tank caught on fire yesterday evening. 128 officers from the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) bravely fought the intense blaze for about six hours and earned well-deserved praise from Singaporeans.

The incident occurred at Pulau Busing – an island off Singapore’s south coast which holds oil and chemical storage facilities – when an oil storage tank caught on fire. The fire is believed to have started after the oil storage tank was struck by lightning. One netizen named Mzul who claims to have witnessed the incident recounted, “I saw a bolt of lightning strike a tank, setting it on fire.”

The SCDF kept Singaporeans updated on the progress of the firefighting throughout the day as images of the intense fire went viral:

The Force’s last update which included photos of the worn out firefighters taking turns to rest before going back to fighting the flames went viral, with many netizens praising the brave officers – some of whom are national servicemen:

[FINAL UPDATE: Fire @ Pulau Busing]SCDF was alerted to the fire at Pulau Busing at about 5.50pm. After approximately 6…

Posted by Singapore Civil Defence Force on Tuesday, 20 March 2018


  1. Fireman is the toughest Job in all civil service. They should pay well and must reward them in every single attempt fight to protect our properties and life

  2. Sometimes some of us only know how to complain and say negative words about our Civil Defence. They are ALL AWESOME. From the Seniors to the Juniors. My family and I feels much safer knowing there are a good bunch of SCDF personnel who are highly trained to help us. THANK YOU
    This one is for you Ivan Holmberg

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