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One taken to hospital after fire breaks out at Tampines Mall’s atrium fair, Singapore News

One person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at Tampines Mall on Thursday afternoon (Apr 18). It was extinguished by members of the public using five powder extinguishers and a hose reel, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in response to a Stomp media query. Several Stomp contributors alerted Stomp to the fire that started at a fryer in a stall at the mall’s atrium fair. Stomp contributor Pooh said the stall was selling fried and braised seafood. “I saw people use fire extinguishers…

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20 residents evacuated from Jurong East HDB block after living room fire, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out in a sixth-floor unit of a Housing Board (HDB) block in Jurong East on Sunday (April 14), which saw about 20 residents being evacuated. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to a fire at about 3pm. The fire involved the contents of the living room. The SCDF said that it put out the blaze using a water jet. There were no reported injuries. The Straits Times understands that there was nobody in the flat at the time. On online discussion…

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Fire caused by charging PMD traps 4 people in Woodlands flat; 6, including firefighter, taken to hospital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A raging fire on Tuesday (April 9) caused by a charging personal mobility device (PMD) trapped four people, including two children, in a Woodlands Housing Board flat until firefighters came to their rescue. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to the fire on the fifth floor of Block 159 Woodlands Street 13 at 3.25pm. Firefighters had to make a forced entry into the flat, said SCDF, adding that the raging fire involved the contents of a bedroom and…

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500 evacuated after fire breaks out at Grand Hyatt hotel, Singapore News

Five hundred people were evacuated after a fire broke out at the Grand Hyatt Singapore on Wednesday morning (Mar 27). Several Stompers alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos and videos of smoke coming from the hotel located at 10 Scotts Road. In one of the videos, bystanders are heard exclaiming, “Oh my God!” as the plumes of smoke get darker. In other videos, several people are seen gathered in front of the hotel’s building as Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers arrive at the scene. The SCDF posted…

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1,000 people evacuated after fire breaks out in NUS medicine building, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A thousand people were evacuated after a fire broke out at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) medicine faculty building on Tuesday morning (March 26). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to a fire at 14 Medical Drive at 11.10am. The address is listed online as the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s MD6 building, which houses the Centre for Translational Medicine and the Medical Library. SCDF said that the fire involved contents of a freezer room. It was extinguished by the…

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Fire engulfs 7 shophouses in Geylang Road early Sunday, 60 firefighters deployed, Singapore News

Seven shophouses in Geylang Road were engulfed in flames in the early hours of Sunday (March 17), with a three-hour operation involving some 60 firefighters ending close to 5am. In a Facebook post at 1.47am, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it had been alerted to a fire at 643 Geylang Road. It also shared photos and videos of SCDF officers working to bring the raging fire at the row of double-storey shophouses under control. In a later update at 4.48am, SCDF said that the fire involved a…

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SCDF puts out fire near Lim Chu Kang Chinese Cemetery after 19 hours, Singapore News

Firefighters from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) took 19 hours to extinguish the blaze near Lim Chu Kang Chinese Cemetery, one of the longest operations involving a vegetation fire here. Fortunately, no graves were damaged in the fire that started on Monday morning and was put out only yesterday, the National Environment Agency told The New Paper. Eight emergency vehicles and 52 firefighters were deployed in the overnight operation. SCDF, which responded to an alert at about 7.05am on Monday, said the fire covered the length of one football…

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Burning smell in eastern part of Singapore likely caused by fire in southern Johor: NEA, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A burning smell reported in parts of Singapore recently is likely due to a fire in southern Johor, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said. The agency told The Straits Times on Monday (Feb 25) that it received feedback on a burning smell in the eastern part of Singapore between 9pm on Sunday (Feb 24) and 11am on Monday. “A hot spot has been detected in southern Johor about 30km to the east of Singapore,” NEA said. The agency has not been able to ascertain the exact source of…

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Fire breaks out in Jurong West flat, 90 residents evacuated from block, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out in a Jurong West flat in the early hours of Sunday (Feb 24). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at Block 517A Jurong West Street 52 at around 1.30am on Sunday. The fire, which involved the contents of a bedroom, was put out with one water jet and one compressed air foam backpack. A man and a woman were taken to Singapore General Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. In footage sent to Chinese daily…

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Residents evacuated after fire breaks out at St Regis Residences; man taken to SGH, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Residents at the St Regis Residences in Tanglin Road had to be evacuated after a bedroom there went up in flames. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to the fire incident at 33 Tanglin Road at about 11.30pm on Wednesday (Feb 20). The fire involved the contents of a bedroom in a unit on level 12, and was extinguished using a water jet and a hosereel. “Upon SCDF’s arrival, the building management had already initiated an evacuation of the building,” it said. A man residing…

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