150 people evacuated after fire breaks out at Sim Lim Square

150 people evacuated after fire breaks out at Sim Lim Square

Fire breaks out at Sim Lim Square
Screengrabs from videos circulating online after a fire broke out at Sim Lim Square. (Images: Facebook / Eddy Tan)

SINGAPORE: About 150 people were evacuated from Sim Lim Square on Monday (Jun 17) after a fire broke out on the fifth floor of the IT mall.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to the fire at 1 Rochor Canal Road at about 12pm. 

The fire, which involved the contents of a rubbish bin, set off the building's sprinkler system, said SCDF. The fire was extinguished by SCDF using a hose reel.

About 150 people were evacuated before SCDF arrived.

There were no reported injuries, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

A video circulating online shows smoke in the corridors of the building while a fire alarm can be heard in the background.

Another video shows at least two emergency response vehicles at the scene, as well as a large group of people gathered outside.

Source: CNA/nc(aj)

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