A Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) Officer and seven others were taken to hospital for burn injuries and smoke inhalation on Friday (Jul 5), after fire engulfed the ground floor of a residential block at Ang Mo Kio Central. SCDF received the call at 1545 hrs on Friday afternoon and had the fire under control within the hour. SCDF responded 19 emergency vehicles and about 60 firefighters.
“Upon SCDF’s arrival, the raging fire had engulfed the ground floor of the block and threatening to spread,” it said in a Facebook post.
Residents of the block were evacuated, along with children from a nearby learning centre.
“At the height of the operations, 10 water jets and an unmanned firefighting machine were used to mitigate the incident,” said SCDF.
“SGSecure mobile app users, M1, StarHub and Singtel mobile subscribers within the immediate vicinity of the fire incident would have received an advisory message urging members of public to stay away from the area,” said SCDF in an earlier post.
SCDF said the cause of the fire is under investigation.