Pulau Bukom Fire – 2011

Single Shot #9

A fire broke out at the Shell oil refinery on Pulau Bukom at 1:15pm on 28 Sep 2011. It lasted 32 hours before it was put out. The affected area was at an open area at the refinery where there were a network of pumps, valves and pipelines carrying gasoline, kerosene and other refined oil products.

The fire is at the centre of the photo. The plume from the stack is not a fire. It is a flare stack which is used to burn waste hydrocarbons.

The photo was taken from Palawan beach at Sentosa Island which is about 6 km away. The time was 7 pm.


Photo Technical Data:

Canon 7D, EF 70 – 300 mm at 300 mm. 1/20 sec @ f/7.1 ISO 400
(effective focal length is 480 mm)

You can read up on the background information on the fire in the Singapore Infopedia website.

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