Yesterday, two unrelated fires broke out at separate locations across the country. In the afternoon, flames engulfed a two-story shop house along Dickson Road in Little India, while a blaze involving a personal mobility device took place in a Block 4 Telok Blangah Crescent flat at night.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to the fire at 14 Dickson Road around 2:50pm, deploying 12 emergency vehicles, about 40 firefighters, and six handheld jets to contain the flames.
In an update on Facebook, the SCDF said the fire was extinguished around 4:10pm, and no injuries were reported. Photos and videos circulating on social media showed thick smoke surrounding the shop house, with many spotting the blaze from afar.
Later that day, the SCDF was notified of another fire around 9:30pm at Telok Blangah Crescent. About 30 to 40 residents were evacuated, and one woman was brought to the Singapore General Hospital, CNA said.
“SCDF conducted forcible entry into the unit. The fire, which involved a personal mobility device, and contents of a room, was put out by SCDF using compressed airfoam backpacks,” said SCDF.
Residents waited in the open area below the block until the SCDF gave the green light for them to return to their homes around 11pm.