Monday, 20 October 2014
Fire at Blk 3 Telok Blangah Crescent
SCDF was alerted to a case of fire in a unit on the 8th floor at Blk 3 Telok Blangah Crescent. 2 Fire Bikes, 2 Fire Engines, 1 Red Rhino, 2 Ambulances and 1 Support Vehicle were immediately dispatched to the incident site.
Fire was in the living room area. Firefighters had to force open the door to gain access into the unit. Upon gaining entry, firefighters extinguished the fire within 5 minutes using 1 water jet. Firefighters found a burnt body in the unit.
Residents from the 8th to the 10th floor were evacuated by SCDF and police as a precautionary measure. SCDF also conveyed 2 residents to hospital who were experiencing some difficulty in breathing (see details below). The 2 residents were staying several units away from the unit on fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.