Fire Cases Update

Two taken to hospital after fire breaks out at One Marina Boulevard

Two taken to hospital after fire breaks out at One Marina Boulevard
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Two people were taken conscious to Singapore General Hospital after a fire broke out at One Marina Boulevard yesterday (29th Oct 2018)

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the incident at around 3.35pm. The fire was extinguished by a staff member from Microsoft, which has an office in the building before SCDF arrived on the scene.
 

The staff member used four 2kg fire extinguishers to put out the fire.

A spokesman for Mercatus Co-operative, which owns One Marina Boulevard building, told The Straits Times that the fire was discovered when an employee at Microsoft discovered smoke at around 3.20pm. Tenants were then safely evacuated, and the fire was extinguished at around 3.45pm.


The Mercatus spokesman said the fire was a small one and had started on the 19th storey of the building, in Microsoft's office. The two people who were taken to the hospital were office employees in the building. They experienced shortness of breath and dizziness after walking down the stairs, the Mercatus spokesman said.

The cause of fire is being investigated.

 


Elderly woman rescued after mobility scooter catches fire

Elderly woman rescued after mobility scooter catches fire
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An elderly woman had a narrow escape after a mobility scooter burst into flames and started a fire in a Housing Board block of studio units for the aged in Bedok on Saturday (27th Oct 2018).
 

A resident, 83, had left his two mobility scooters on a fifth-storey corridor before going to church, Chinese-language daily Lianhe Wanbao reported.

The devices were not being charged at the time, but one suddenly gave out sparks before catching fire and engulfing the corridor in thick smoke.
The man's next-door neighbour, a 70-year-old woman, was watching television when she heard several explosions and noticed smoke seeping into her home. 

A good Samaritan came to her rescue repeatedly doused water over the flames with a bucket before trying to knock the door down. She then handed the keys to him through a window. She was eventually pulled out to safety. 
 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the fire at Block 509B Bedok North Street 3 at about 2.30pm. The fire was put out before SCDF's arrival by people using buckets of water, it added.

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

 

Elderly woman hospitalised after fire at Tampines flat

Elderly woman hospitalised after fire at Tampines flat
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An elderly woman was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation on Tuesday (9th Oct 2018) after a fire at a Tampines flat.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the fire started from a personal mobility device (PMD) that was left charging in the living room of a 10th-floor flat at Block 240 Tampines Street 21. The fire

was extinguished using a compressed air foam backpack. A water jet was later used as well, SCDF said. 


All motorised PMDs must meet fire safety standards by 2021 to ensure public safety, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min had said in Parliament last month.

 

Fire involving e-bike at Geylang, infant taken to hospital

Fire involving e-bike at Geylang, infant taken to hospital
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An infant was rushed to hospital on Wednesday (3 Oct 2018) after a fire involving an electronic bicycle broke out at the ground floor of a two-storey shophouse in Geylang.
 

A spokesman for the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they responded to the fire at 527 Geylang Road at 7.20am.

She said: "The fire involved a power-assisted bicycle and was extinguished by SCDF using one hose reel jet.
 

"As a result of the fire, one infant was taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital."


The child suffered from smoke inhalation and had been on the upper floor of the shophouse when the incident happened. It was reported on the news that there were at least seven people living on the upper floor.

 

According to the shop owner the fire was caused by an electric bicycle, in the shop.
 

Shin Min reported that the store dealt in second-hand electronic equipment  and it had yet to open for business as it was still under renovation.
 

The electric bicycle is believed to have been in the store's pantry area when the fire broke out.

 



Charging PMD in Punggol HDB flat caught fire

Charging PMD in Punggol HDB flat caught fire
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A fire broke out at a Housing Board flat in Punggol on Tuesday (25 Sept 2018) involving a personal mobility device (PMD) that was left charging in the kitchen.
 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to the fire at about 9.20am.
 

At the scene, SCDF personnel saw black smoke billowing from a unit on the fourth floor of Block 326C Sumang Walk.

The fire was quickly extinguished using a compressed air foam backpack and a hose reel.
 

Preliminary investigation by the SCDF found that the cause of the fire was electrical in nature, and had originated from the battery pack of a PMD.
 

There were no reported injuries.


Fire at Ngee Ann City triggers evacuation of shoppers, office workers

Fire at Ngee Ann City triggers evacuation of shoppers, office workers
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Office workers and shoppers were evacuated from Ngee Ann City along Orchard Road on Wednesday afternoon (26 Sep 2018) after a fire broke out at Tower B.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at about 5.10pm.



"Upon arrival, SCDF located the source of the smoke to a pile of smouldering trash accumulated at the bottom of a ventilation shaft within a stairwell," it said in a Facebook post, adding that the fire was extinguished using a hose reel.


According to witnesses, the fire alarm went off at around 5.20pm.


“We thought it was (a) false alarm or fire drill,” said a Channel NewsAsia reader who did not want to be named. He works on the ninth floor of the office and shopping complex.

 

At least four fire engines were seen outside Ngee Ann City.

SCDF said Tower B was evacuated as a precautionary measure before its officers arrived at the scene.


There are no reported injuries, said SCDF. The cause of the fire is under investigation, said SCDF.

 


45 residents evacuated after fire breaks out in Tampines flat

45 residents evacuated after fire breaks out in Tampines flat
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About 45 residents self-evacuated after a fire broke out at a Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat in Tampines on Sunday (16 Sep 2018) morning, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said.

The SCDF said it responded to the fire at Block 307, Tampines Street 32 at 9.10am.

There were no reported injuries.
 

The fire, which involved the contents of a bedroom, was extinguished by firefighters using a water jet, said SCDF.


Woman flees Indus Road flat fire, 150 residents self-evacuated

Woman flees Indus Road flat fire, 150 residents self-evacuated
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150 residents self-evacuated, three taken to hospital for smoke inhalation in an evening fire on 3 Sep 2018.

The fire broke out in Block 78 Indus Road around 9.30pm, and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said flames engulfed the living room, kitchen and one bedroom of the Housing Board unit.

Residents said the maid who raised the alarm was alone in the 15th-storey unit at Block 78 and was taking a shower when the fire broke out.

She lived there with an elderly woman and her two sons, but the woman died last month. The two men were not at home on Monday night.


Fire breaks out in Jurong East HDB flat; man suffers burn injuries

Fire breaks out in Jurong East HDB flat; man suffers burn injuries
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A man suffered burn injuries after a fire broke out in a Housing Board flat in Jurong East on Tuesday afternoon (21 Aug 2018).
 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to the fire at around 12.55pm.
 

The fire involved the contents of a bedroom in a unit on the ninth floor at Block 249 Jurong East Street 24, and was extinguished by the SCDF using two waterjets.
 

A man in his 60s was taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital with burn injuries.


Fire at Simei Road HDB: 1 firefighter suffers heat exhaustion, 150 residents evacuated

Fire at Simei Road HDB: 1 firefighter suffers heat exhaustion, 150 residents evacuated
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A fire took place on the fourth and fifth floor of Block 164 Simei Road at about 3.20pm on Thursday (16 Aug 2018).

Residents right across at Melville Park Condo could hear cracking sounds from the burning window frame and glass shattering. The fire spread from 4th floor of the HDB unit to 5th floor before SCDF firefighters came to rescue some 30mins later. Due to the intense of the fire 1 firefighter suffers heat exhaustion, 150 residents were evacuated to safety.

The cause of fire still under investigation.

E-scooter sets off sparks and starts fire at HDB unit in Woodlands

E-scooter sets off sparks and starts fire at HDB unit in Woodlands
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Flat owner Junainah Sulaiman, 31, was asleep in the bedroom on Tuesday morning (Aug 14) while her two daughters, aged 10 and 11, were having breakfast.
 

Her boyfriend, Mr Mohammad Faizul, 39, was also in the sixth-storey unit at Block 806 Woodlands Street 81, and one of the girls reminded him that his e-scooter was still being charged.
 

When Mr Faizul pulled the e-scooter's plug out of the charging socket, sparks appeared and almost immediately, a fire broke out. Ms Junainah immediately ran into her bedroom with her daughters because she could not see through the smoke in the living room. She shouted for help from the window and asked passers-by downstairs to call 995. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said its officers responded to the fire at 8.48am.

By the time SCDF personnel arrived at the scene, the couple had already evacuated the flat after extinguishing the fire using buckets of water. Mr Faizul, a part-time Deliveroo rider, suffered burns on his back and right arm.


His two-month-old Ultron V9 e-scooter was purchased off Carousell and he said it had no charging problems prior to the incident. Mr Faizul said he had always charged his e-scooter for close to five hours, but it had been charging for only three hours before the incident.


The SCDF said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

 


Fire breaks out at condominium near Redhill

Fire breaks out at condominium near Redhill
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A fire broke out at The Metropolitan, a condominium in Alexandra View near Redhill MRT station on Monday evening (13 Aug 2018).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that it had been alerted to the fire at 8 Alexandra View at 7.36pm. SCDF firefighters put out the fire using three compressed air foam backpacks and a water jet. No injuries were reported. About 100 people were evacuated from the condominium.

Fire breaks out at condominium near Redhill

Fire breaks out at condominium near Redhill
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A fire broke out at The Metropolitan, a condominium in Alexandra View near Redhill MRT station on Monday evening (13 Aug 2018).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that it had been alerted to the fire at 8 Alexandra View at 7.36pm. SCDF firefighters put out the fire using three compressed air foam backpacks and a water jet. No injuries were reported. About 100 people were evacuated from the condominium.

Fire breaks out at Lorong Ah Soo flat, 3 residents suffer smoke inhalation

Fire breaks out at Lorong Ah Soo flat, 3 residents suffer smoke inhalation
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Three residents suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a second-storey HDB flat at Lorong Ah Soo on Saturday (21 Jul 2018) afternoon.
 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at Blk 142 Lorong Ah Soo at about 1.30pm.

 

The fire involved the contents of the kitchen and was extinguished by SCDF with a water jet.

Pinnacle@Duxton flat catches fire; 2 taken to hospital

Pinnacle@Duxton flat catches fire; 2 taken to hospital
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An elderly couple was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a 48th-floor flat in Block 1D of the Pinnacle@Duxton caught fire at about 4.15am on Monday (21 May 2018). 

Around 50 residents were evacuated.  


A resident on the 48th floor, Madam Yu, 30, told Lianhe Wanbao that an elderly couple in their 60s lived in the apartment that caught fire. At about 4am, the elderly man had knocked on Madam Yu’s door and told her that a fire had broken out in his home. 

Madam Yu called the SCDF for help and went out to investigate the incident. She said by then, stifling smoke had filled the corridors, and she could not even see her fingers. 

Fortunately, the SCDF reached the scene within five minutes and officers instructed the residents to crawl on the floor towards the staircase, which they used to exit the building. According to Madam Yu, the corridor was very hot and the smoke was very thick. They had to depend on the SCDF officers to show us the way using torchlights. Madam Yu and her husband had to crawl to the staircase. Madam Yu revealed that although the building was equipped with a fire alarm, she has never heard it ring once.

The fire involved the contents of a bedroom and was extinguished using two water jets. 

A couple in their 60s believed to be the owners of the affected unit were conscious when conveyed to Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

 

 



One found dead after fire engulfs Bedok South Road flat

One found dead after fire engulfs Bedok South Road flat
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A 60-year-old woman was found dead after a fire engulfed a Bedok South flat on Monday night (30 April 2018). The victim was "found lying motionless and pronounced dead inside the unit" by its paramedic. 

SCDF responding to the fire at Blk 18, Bedok South Road at 8.22pm, had to force their way into the three-room flat. The fire was extinguished with two water jets, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no other reported injuries.

Fire breaks out at Yishun coffee shop

Fire breaks out at Yishun coffee shop
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A fire broke out at a coffee shop in Yishun on Wednesday morning (4 April 2018), with a woman taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to the fire at Block 101, Yishun Avenue 5, at about 5.35am. It extinguished the fire with a water jet.

"A woman in her 50s was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for smoke inhalation," said SCDF.

The woman was in a flat above the coffee shop.

Fire breaks out at Bishan coffee shop

Fire breaks out at Bishan coffee shop
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Two men were hurt after a fire broke out at a coffee shop in Bishan on Monday night (2 Apr 2018).
 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted at 11.06pm to the incident at Block 514A Bishan Street 13 and dispatched resources to the location.
 

The fire involved contents at the coffee shop and was extinguished using two water jets, SCDF said.


Yacht catches fire at Sentosa Cove

Yacht catches fire at Sentosa Cove
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Fifteen people were taken to hospital after a yacht caught fire at the One degree 15 Marina in Sentosa Cove on Thursday (22 Mar 2018). 

Three, including an infant, were taken to Singapore General Hospital (SGH) for burn injuries. The other 12 were taken to SGH and National University Hospital for smoke inhalation. 


The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at 4.30pm. The yacht was berthed at a fuel dock at the marina. Members of the in-house emergency response team tackled the burning yacht using three hosereels, said SCDF. Two waterjets were used to extinguish the fire after they arrived.


The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Fire along corridor in North Bridge Road flat

Fire along corridor in North Bridge Road flat
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National para-archer Alex Lim, 24, was sent to the hospital after items placed in the common corridor, including a motorised wheelchair, caught fire along the common corridor of his flat in North Bridge Road on Wednesday (21 March 2018).


The fire, which happened at the seventh storey of Block 8 at around 9.15am. When the fire occurred, neighbours were told to evacuate, while Mr Lim was still inside the unit. Mr Lim, who was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth and gets around with the aid of crutches, was getting ready to leave the flat when he noticed smoke entering the unit.

Mr Lim, who works part-time at a call centre, then tried to escape by using a wet towel to cover his face, but was trapped inside the unitHe was later rescued by Singapore Civil Defence Force officers. Mr Lim was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation. 

An SCDF spokesman said officers responded to a fire involving items placed along a corridor. According to a neighbour quoted by Shin Min Daily News, there were two wheelchairs placed in the common corridor, outside the owner's unit. 



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