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FIRE @ BUKIT BATOK, FIREFIGHTERS FORCED ENTRY INTO UNIT TO FIGHT FIRE

A fire broke out yesterday (14 January) afternoon at about 2.40pm at a 4th floor HDB unit at Block 366 Bukit Batok Street 31.

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The fire broke out in a bedroom on the 4th floor of the HDB building, and was extinguished by the SCDF firefighters using a water jet.

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

The SCDF later released a statement on their Facebook page.

Here is the statement:

[Fire @ Blk 366 Bukit Batok Street 31]

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At about 2.40pm this afternoon (14 Jan), SCDF was alerted to a fire at the above-mentioned location.

The fire involved the contents of a bedroom on the 4th floor. The occupants of the unit had evacuated before SCDF’s arrival.

Firefighters from Bukit Batok Fire Station conducted forcible entry into the unit and extinguished the fire using a water jet. As a result of the fire, the bedroom was affected by heat and smoke damage.

There were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

We understand that a member of the public had mitigated the fire using a water hose before SCDF’s arrival. SCDF will be reaching out to commend the person for his quick-thinking and prompt action in managing the emergency situation.

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