Fire Cases Update

Mother and 2 kids injured in Haig Road fire

Mother and 2 kids injured in Haig Road fire
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Fifty residents were evacuated from a Housing Development Board (HDB) block after a fire broke out at a unit in Block 4, Haig Road last Saturday (29 July 2017) after 7pm. Five residents worked together to break down the metal gates of the affected 11th-floor unit. Mother dashed in to save the trapped daughter. 

Electric Scooter bursts into flames after being left to charge overnight

Electric Scooter bursts into flames after being left to charge overnight
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Three people fled their apartment after an electric scooter caught fire after allegedly being left to charge overnight. The incident occurred yesterday at 3.50am at a 10th-floor apartment in Block 230, Choa Chu Kang Central 1.

Car crashes along Airport Boulevard

Car crashes along Airport Boulevard
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silver Honda caught fire after crashing into a road divider along Airport Boulevard today (24 July 2017) at around 5.05pm. Five people with minor injuries were conveyed to Changi General Hospital, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

Car catches fire on CTE

Car catches fire on CTE
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A car which caught fire near Braddell Flyover on Monday evening (24 Jul 2017) was "completely burnt" in the incident.  SCDF said it was informed of the incident, which took place on the Central Expressway (CTE) towards Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), at about 6.20pm. It sent a fire engine, a Red Rhino and two fire bikes. 

Fire breaks out at Kovan

Fire breaks out at Kovan
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A fire broke out at a development in Charlton Lane on Monday (Jul 24), and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said there were no injuries reported. 

It was alerted to the incident at 12.50pm and two fire engines, two fire bikes, a Red Rhino and a support vehicle was sent to 33C Charlton Lane.

Blk 704 West Coast Road caught fire

Blk 704 West Coast Road caught fire
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A fire broke out on Friday (30 June 2017) night at Block 704, West Coast Road. Around 60 people were evacuated by officers from the SCDF and the Singapore Police Force as a precautionary measure. Huge flames can be seen burning out of the window of a 10th-floor corner unit of the HDB block.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted at around 10.05pm to the blaze and dispatched one fire engine, two red rhinos, two fire bikes, one ambulance, and two support vehicles to the scene.

2 Workers Suffer Burns in Tuas Factory Fire

2 Workers Suffer Burns in Tuas Factory Fire
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Two people were injured in a fire which broke out at a factory in Tuas on Saturday afternoon (24 Jun 2107). The fire started at around 4pm and workers were reportedly evacuated. Eight water jets, one unmanned firefighting machine and one aerial firefighting platform were deployed to the scene.

The fire at 28 Tuas Avenue 10 was extinguished at about 5.30pm, and two workers from the warehouse were taken to Singapore General Hospital for burn injuries. One of the injured workers succumbed to his injuries later in the hospital.

Fire breaks out at Tuas waste management plant

Fire breaks out at Tuas waste management plant
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fire at a waste management plant at Tuas on 7 June 2017.  At 6.55pm thick smoke emerging from the upper levels of the Greenway Environmental building at 6 Tuas South Street 8 as firefighters worked to put out the blaze. Two Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers have been sent to a hospital after fighting the fire. 

At 8.50pm, SCDF said the fire was extinguished with the aid of two unmanned firefighting machines. The blaze involved general waste in an area about the size of a basketball court.

Fire at Changi T2 leaves thousands stranded

Fire at Changi T2 leaves thousands stranded
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A  fire which broke out in a room holding air-conditioning equipment led to an unprecedented evacuation at Changi Airport Terminal 2 (T2) on Tuesday (16 May 2017), with thousands of passengers stranded affecting about 40 flights from at least 13 airlines were affected.

The fire, which the SCDF described as “small”, was put out in about an hour by firefighters. However, the terminal remained closed, partly due to the lingering smoke from the fire. Bus services to the airport were also affected.


According to Changi Airport officials, the fire alarm was activated at about 5.40pm due to "smoke coming through the air vents".  

Fire broke out at the construction site of Global Indian International School

Fire broke out at the construction site of Global Indian International School
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Two workers were rescued from a gondola that stopped when a fire broke out at the construction site of an international school in Punggol on Tuesday afternoon (16 May 2017). 

SCDF rescuers rappelled down to the two stranded workers on the gondola and helped bring them to safety. Both workers were taken to Changi General Hospital for smoke inhalation.

Washing Machine Catches Fire

Washing Machine Catches Fire
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A 7-year-old washing machine caught fire at about 9.40am (11 May 2017) at Block 455 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4.  According to the homeowner, James,  his mother was watching television in the living room when she noticed thick smoke coming from the balcony where the washing machine was placed. 

After that, a power trip followed. She woke James up, who went to investigate the source of the smoke, discovering that their washing machine had caught fire, with smoke being emitted. 

He quickly ran to the bathroom and grabbed a pail of water, dousing the machine in water. 

Fire breaks out on 24th floor of Shenton House

Fire breaks out on 24th floor of Shenton House
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A fire broke out at Shenton House on Tuesday (9 May 2017) morning - the second one to occur in the building in less than three months. A cigarette was believed to have been thrown into the waste disposal area on the 24th floor. 

On Feb 24, a fire involving the contents in a unit on the 15th floor broke out, with about 150 people evacuated from the building. Two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Fire breaks out on 7th storey of Ubi Ave Blk 338

Fire breaks out on 7th storey of Ubi Ave Blk 338
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The fire broke out on the 7th storey of Ubi Avenue 1 Block 338 today (8 May 2017) at around 11am. The fire, which involved the contents of a bedroom, was extinguished by firefighters using one water jet. 

Three occupants self-evacuated prior to SCDF arrival. About 15 other residents were evacuated by SCDF and the Singapore Police Force. One woman in her 70’s was conveyed to Singapore General Hospital for smoke inhalation.

Fire breaks out in 4th storey unit at Palm Gardens Condominium

Fire breaks out in 4th storey unit at Palm Gardens Condominium
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A fire broke out at the Palm Gardens condominium at 2 Hong San Walk today (May 7) at around 1.30pm. The fire alarm had sounded and thick billows of smoke were emitted from a unit on the 4th floor. 

SCDF officers were seen using a water hose to cool down the burning unit from the ground level, while their colleagues entered the house to put out the fire. Approximately 20 people self-evacuated before the SCDF’s arrival. Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries.


Fire breaks out at Jurong Island Singapore Refining Company

Fire breaks out at Jurong Island Singapore Refining Company
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A fire broke out at Jurong Island on Tuesday morning (13 Jun 2017). SCDF said the fire occurred within a crude distillation unit. As of 11.10am, the fire had been extinguished by SCDF and the in-house emergency team, using ground monitors and several handheld jets. 

An eyewitness said he saw "thick black smoke" from Jurong Port at about 9.50am, but did not see flames. "The smoke subsided after awhile. Minutes later, it started again," he said.


Fire breaks out at HDB flat in Woodlands

Fire breaks out at HDB flat in Woodlands
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A fire broke out at a Housing Board flat in Woodlands on Thursday (May 11, 2017) night. The fire started on the fifth floor of Block 818, Woodlands Street 82, at about 8pm. The fire spread to the sixth floor and about 40 residents were evacuated. 

SCDF extinguished the fire using three water jets and there are no reported injuries.



54-year-old woman dies in building fire opposite IMM in Jurong

54-year-old woman dies in building fire opposite IMM in Jurong
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A 54-year-old woman has died after a fire broke out at a warehouse cum office complex at 30 Toh Guan Road opposite IMM at around 7.40am on 4 May 2017.

Fifty people were evacuated from the building, and firefighters took 40 minutes and used three water jets to put out the fire, which involved the contents of a warehouse. 




Fire involving laptop charger breaks out in Tampines flat 3 May 2017

Fire involving laptop charger breaks out in Tampines flat 3 May 2017
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A fire broke out in a third-storey flat at Block 846, Tampines Street 82 on Wednesday (May 3) evening.

The fire, which broke out at around 8.15pm, involved a laptop charger, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

SCDF dispatched three fire engines, two fire bikes and a support vehicle to the scene. It was put out using a single compressed air foam backpack.

Block 157, Serangoon North Avenue 1 fire left young couple with almost nothing

Block 157, Serangoon North Avenue 1 fire left young couple with almost nothing
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The couple were away working and only found out about the fire when the authorities called them.

Their one-room flat at Serangoon North was blackened and all the furniture was in disarray.

They suspect that the fridge, which they bought brand-new last March, was where the fire started as only an empty shell of the appliance was left after the fire.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the fire at 6.50pm on April 11. It was put out by SCDF using one water jet.

Fire breaks out at Samsung Store at Ang Mo Kio Hub on 28 March

Fire breaks out at Samsung Store at Ang Mo Kio Hub on 28 March
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A fire broke out at the Samsung Experience Store in the basement of AMK Hub early on Tuesday (March 28) before opening hours.

The fire started at 1.25am on Tuesday in the storeroom of the Samsung outlet located at basement level one. No one was hurt.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that the fire, which affected an area measuring 1m by 2m, was put out by the building’s sprinkler system and firefighters using a water jet.

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