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Fire at Singapore waste management plant extinguished

A container vessel docks at the Tanjong Pagar Terminal in Singapore.
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A container vessel docks at the Tanjong Pagar Terminal in Singapore.

A massive fire that broke out at a waste management plant in western Singapore early Thursday morning has been extinguished, said the city state's fire department.

In a statement posted on its Facebook page at 11:49am HK/SIN, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said with the fire was extinguished. It is investigating the cause of the fire.

"There were no casualties conveyed to the hospital," it said in an earlier update.

The SCDF said the fire broke out at around 6:15am HK/SIN at 23 Tuas View Circuit, the address of ECO Special Waste Management.

According to the company's website, it handles waste from industries such petrochemical, pharmaceutical and energy.

"The fire involve(d) chemical waste and flammable materials. Periodic explosions could be heard as firefighters battle(d) the blaze to contain it within the affected premises," said the SCDF.

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