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Some 50 residents evacuated from Telok Blangah flat after raging fireplace broke out at Eleventh-floor unit, Latest Singapore News

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Around 50 residents needed to be evacuated on Wednesday morning (Aug 03) after a fireplace broke out at an Eleventh-floor unit at of a Telok Blangah block.

At about 11.40am, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the fireplace at Blk 92B Telok Blangah Street 31. Upon arrival, its officers noticed that the fireplace was raging and thick black smoke was emitting from a unit on the Eleventh flooring.

Firefighters from the Alexandra Fire Station compelled their method into the unit and extinguished the fireplace utilizing two water jets, mentioned SCDF. As a results of the fireplace, the whole unit was affected by warmth and smoke injury.

One particular person was assessed by a paramedic for smoke inhalation, however later refused to be despatched to a hospital, it added.

“About 50 occupants from the affected block were evacuated by the police and SCDF as a precautionary measure.”

Firefighters compelled their method into the unit and extinguished the fireplace utilizing two water jets. PHOTOS: SCDF/FACEBOOK
 

The explanation for the fireplace is beneath investigation.

In a Facebook submit, West Coast GRC MP Rachel Ong mentioned a number of residents had knowledgeable her in regards to the fireplace barely earlier than midday.

She later visited the block and met with residents, together with the proprietor of the affected unit who she mentioned “is physically unharmed”.

Speaking to The Straits Times after, Ms Ong mentioned she was heartened that residents had notified one another utilizing numerous means in regards to the fireplace when it broke out.

“As they couldn’t be sure when they could returned to their homes, town council members were also on site to give out water to residents who had been evacuated from their homes,” she added.

By 2pm, many of the residents – apart from these staying on the affected flooring – had returned to their properties, mentioned Ms Ong, including that employees from the city council are serving to with the clean-up operations.


Some 50 residents evacuated from Telok Blangah flat after raging fireplace broke out at Eleventh-floor unit, Latest Singapore News.
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