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Fire breaks out at unit on Balestier Road

Fire breaks out at unit on Balestier Road

Firefighters extinguishing a fire that broke out at 529 Balestier Road on Jun 28, 2022. (Photo: SCDF)

SINGAPORE: A fire broke out on Tuesday (Jun 28) at a unit on Balestier Road, which saw about 10 people evacuating the premises.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the fire at 529 Balestier Road at about 2pm.

Thick smoke could be seen coming from a unit on the ground floor when they arrived.

Firefighters from the Central and Bishan fire stations wore breathing apparatus sets and entered the unit through the front entrance with a water jet, said SCDF in a Facebook post.

“To speed up the firefighting operation, firefighters broke through a window and removed some items from the unit to create more space for the firefighters to manoeuvre safely inside the unit,” it added.

The unit contained items such as fans, lights, bathroom furnishings and other home hardware fittings.

Firefighters proceeding into a smoke-logged unit at 529 Balestier Road on Jun 28, 2022. (Photo: SCDF)
Firefighters breaking the window of a unit at 529 Balestier Road on Jun 28, 2022. (Photo: SCDF)
Firefighters removing some items from the unit to create more space for the firefighting operation after a fire broke out at 529 Balestier Road on Jun 28, 2022. (Photo: SCDF)
A firefighter seen putting out a fire that broke out at a unit on 529 Balestier Road on Jun 28, 2022. (Photo: SCDF)
A firefighter seen putting out a fire that broke out at a unit on 529 Balestier Road on Jun 28, 2022. (Photo: SCDF)

SCDF said the fire was concentrated in the back of the unit and was extinguished with two water jets within two hours.

Damping down operations are ongoing, it added, referring to the process of wetting burnt surfaces immediately after a fire is put out, to prevent it from rekindling.

Ten people had evacuated the premises before firefighters arrived, said SCDF, adding that there were no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Source: CNA/ng

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