SINGAPORE – Firefighters from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Monday (Aug 1) took seven hours to bring under control a fire that broke out on a large cargo barge berthed at the Sembcorp Marine shipyard in Tuas. firefighters1

The blaze, which involved the contents of a room in the 200m by 50m barge, was finally put out at close to midnight.

A firefighter sustained a minor injury during the operation when hot run-off water and steam scalded his right leg. He was taken to the National University Hospital.

About 70 SCDF personnel were involved, SCDF said.

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