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Fire at 7th floor unit at 69 Hume Ave
30 April 2016

SCDF was alerted to a fire at the above-mentioned location around 5:35 am. SCDF dispatched 1Fire Engines, 1 Red Rhino, 2 support vehicles, 5 ambulances and arrived at the incident site within 8 minutes.


3 occupants had made their way out of the unit prior to the SCDF"s arrival.


Fire involved the contents of the living room. SCDF firefighters rescued 7 occupants from bedrooms within the unit and brought them to safety. Firefighters extinguished the fire using two water jets.


The following occupants were sent to hospital:


a) An elderly man and woman were conveyed to Singapore General Hospital (SGH) for burn injuries.
b) 3 adults and 2 children were conveyed to National University Hospital (NUH) for smoke inhalation.
c) 2 adults were conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) for smoke inhalation.

One occupant refused conveyance to hospital.

The cause of fire is being investigated.