According to SCDF, a fire happened at Bukit Batok at 4.31am. It happened on the 13th floor, a 30-year-old and 60-year-old was found at the ledge of the window calling for help.
Video of fire at end of page.
SCDF Facebook post below:
At 4.31am today, firefighters from Bukit Batok Fire Station and Jurong Fire Station responded to a residential unit fire on the 13th floor of Block 210A Bukit Batok Street 21.
SCDF firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets had to conduct forced entry to gain access into the burning unit. Firefighters rescued a woman in her 60’s from the toilet. The raging fire, which involved contents of the unit, was extinguished with two water jets.
A man in his 60’s and another man in his 30’s were found standing on the ledge outside the kitchen’s window. A vast accumulation of items in the kitchen limited the working space for the firefighters. This, coupled with the two men being highly exhausted, prevented the firefighters from pulling them safely into the unit.
A Combined Platform Ladder 60m (CPL60) was thus deployed to conduct aerial rescue. From within the unit, firefighters used ropes to secure the two men. Thereafter, rescuers from SCDF’s elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) rapelled from the unit above and brought the two men into the CPL60’s rescue cage. The men were brought down to the ground floor and were attended to by SCDF paramedics.
The three casualties were conveyed to Singapore General Hospital for burn injuries and smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.