Yesterday night while I was traveling back home on a bus, the bus went over a pipe on the road. I thought it was strange that workers are still working on the road after midnight.
This afternoon, I realised that it was actually a fire hose the bus went over. SCDF firemen were putting out fires at night yesterday.
Unfortunately, the fire didn't die totally and burnt up again in the afternoon. This view is from my flat.
The forest hill area right beside my house is quite big. In this photo, all that's covered by the smoke is actually forested area.
This is about as close as that vehicle can go, which is few metres away from the walking path.
The SCDF firemen had to create a makeshift path into the forest.
Here are some firemen preparing more fire hoses.
This group actually belongs to the backup team.
Across the road in the HDB flat, a small group of curious crowd had gathered on the highest floor (12th) to watch the fire.
Down on ground level, a small crowd has also gathered. Not much really, maybe about 20 people?
I felt the heat from this one. It's around 150-200 metres away, I guess.
I never thought I would see this kind of image in Singapore, but here it is.
When I left the scene after spending an hour there, the fire doesn't show any sign of abating. The fire when put out in one area, just starts in another.
I had wanted to get closer to the scene, but decided not to inconvenience the firemen who are working.
These are some videos I shot on site.
This fire is really nothing compared to the bushfire in Victoria, Australia.