200 people evacuated from Tang Plaza in Orchard Road after fire breaks out

200 people evacuated from Tang Plaza in Orchard Road after fire breaks out

Aftermath of fire at Tangs Plaza
Employees clearing water outside Tang Plaza on Jun 15, 2019. (Photo: Johannes Tjendro) 

SINGAPORE: Around 200 people were evacuated from Tang Plaza in Orchard Road on Saturday (Jun 15) evening after a fire broke out in the department store. 

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at 320 Orchard Road at about 8.40pm. 

The fire, which involved electrical wiring, was extinguished by sprinklers before firefighters arrived, SCDF added.

Tangs Plaza evacuation from fire
A crowd is seen outside the department store after the incident. (Photo: Johannes Tjendro) 
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Tangs Plaza evacuation 2
A fire truck at the scene. (Photo: Johannes Tjendro) 

"Approximately 200 people were evacuated by the security guards," said a spokesperson for SCDF, adding that nobody was injured in the incident. 

Videos of the incident show water coming from the mall's sprinklers and crowds gathering outside the building. 

Source: CNA/ad

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