The Singapore Civil Defence Force said in a statement on Facebook that a fire had broken out at Block 218 Marsiling Crescent, with about 60 people being evacuated and 2 toddlers being rescued.
The SCDF’s statement
[Fire @ Block 218 Marsiling Crescent]
At approximately 10.40pm yesterday (22 June), SCDF responded to a fire at the above-mentioned location.
The fire involved contents of a bedroom in a 2nd floor unit. Upon SCDF’s arrival, the fire was raging and thick black smoke was emitting from the unit.
Firefighters from Woodlands Fire Station donned breathing apparatus sets and extinguished the fire with a water jet. As a result of the fire, the entire unit was affected by heat and smoke damage.
About 60 people from neighbouring units were evacuated by the Police as a precautionary measure. Two police officers also rescued two toddlers who were found conscious in the living room of the affected unit prior to SCDF’s arrival. The two toddlers were conveyed to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital by two SCDF ambulances.
We understand that after the fire started, a member of the public had attempted to force open the door of the affected unit to rescue the two toddlers. SCDF will be reaching out to the person to commend him for his quick-thinking and prompt action in attempting to rescue the toddlers.
The cause of fire is under investigation.