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FIRE BROKE OUT @ BALESTIER RD, SCDF BROKE THROUGH WINDOW TO FIGHT FIRE

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said in a statement on Faceook yesterday that a fire broke out at 529 Balestier Road, with about 10 people evacuated before their arrival.

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No injuries were reported and the cause fo the fire is currently under investigation.

Here is what they said

[Final update: Fire @ No. 529 Balestier Road]

At about 2pm today (28 June), SCDF was alerted to a fire at the abovementioned location.

Upon arrival, thick smoke was seen emitting from a unit on the ground floor.

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Firefighters from Central Fire Station (FS) and Bishan FS immediately donned breathing apparatus sets and proceeded into the unit through its front entrance with a water jet.

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 maneuver safely inside the unit.

The contents of the unit comprised items such as fans, lights, bathroom furnishings and other home hardware fittings.

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.

About 10 people had evacuated from the affected premises prior to SCDF’s arrival.

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There were no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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