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Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Update to Fire at Woodlands Crescent

SCDF was alerted to a case of fire at Blk 788E Woodlands Crescent, 6th floor unit at about 3:18 am. 2 Fire Engines, 2 Red Rhinos, 2 Ambulances and 4 Supporting Vehicles were immediately dispatched to the incident site.

 

Upon SCDF arrival, fire was well alight and involved   contents of the living room and a study room. Donning breathing apparatus sets, SCDF firefighters extinguished the fire within 20 minutes using 2 water jets.

 

SCDF firefighters found an unconscious elderly man in a toilet and pulled him out of the burning unit. SCDF paramedics immediately administered CPR on him and this was continued while en-route to hospital. SCDF firefighters also found an elderly woman and a man in his 20s standing on the window ledge outside one of the bedrooms. Both were rescued by SCDF.

 

Around 150 residents were evacuated from the affected block.

 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

 

1 elderly female, Chinese conveyed to Singapore General Hospital for smoke inhalation.

 

1 Male Chinese, 20s, conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for smoke inhalation.

 

1 elderly male, Chinese conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

 

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Last updated on 11th Jun 2014