The Singapore Civil Defence Force was informed of the fire at 5.34pm. Firefighters arrived at Block 3019 in Ubi Road eight minutes later to see two units engulfed in flames, one on the ground floor and the other directly above it. The warehouse in the industrial area of Ubi, sent thick, black smoke billowing into the skies for more than three hours.
Firefighters, battling poor visibility from the smoke that enveloped the whole building, rescued 10 people from the four-storey block, including a man who was trapped in a cargo lift.
A woman, who suffered from smoke inhalation, and a firefighter, who was hit by heat exhaustion, were sent to Changi General Hospital.
Three fire engines, two red rhinos, two fire bikes, six supporting vehicles, two ambulances and two unmanned firefighting machines were dispatched. Slightly before 9pm, the SCDF said the fire was under control.
SCDF is investigating the cause of the fire.
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