At 1645hrs, SCDF was alerted to a fire at Blk 54 Lorong 5 Toa Payoh. SCDF resources which included 1 Fire Engine, 2 Firebikes, 1 Red Rhino, 1 Support Vehicle and 3 Ambulances were immediately dispatched to the location and arrived at the incident site within 3 minutes. Upon arrival, SCDF personnel found the fire raging and thick black smoke could be seen. Residents from the unit had self-evacuated prior to SCDF’s arrival. SCDF personnel immediately donned breathing apparatus sets and used 2 water jets to extinguish the fire within 7 minutes.
A first aid point was set up at the playground opposite the incident location to provide immediate medical treatment for residents who felt unwell as a result of the fire.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.