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Monday, 12 October 2015
Fire at No. 21, Tanjong Kling Road

SCDF was alerted to a case of fire at No. 21, Tanjong Kling Road at 0930hrs.

 

Prior to SCDF’s arrival, there was a fire and a few explosions were heard in the premises. The in-house Company Emergency Response Team (CERT) immediately located the fire, conducted evacuation and firefighting operations.

 

Upon SCDF’s arrival, the fire had engulfed a laboratory measuring about 7m by 5m, in close proximity to a production and storage area.

 

SCDF immediately deployed four water jets to contain the fire within the laboratory and prevented it from spreading to the nearby flammable cylinders storage area. Concurrently, SCDF personnel equipped with breathing apparatus sets conducted search operations within the premises.

 

SCDF is investigating the cause of fire.

 

Details of Injuries

One person was pronounced dead at scene by paramedic and SCDF conveyed 7 casualties to hospitals (5 persons to National University Hospital and 2 persons to Ng Teng Fong Hospital). The nature of injuries range from lacerations, smoke inhalation and burn injuries.

Aftermath of the laboratory that was on fire

 

Firefighting operations

 

Firefighting operations

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Last updated on 22nd Nov 2017