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2 dead in Sunday morning fire at Bukit Timah terrace

Neighbours Mr and Mrs Mackay's house (42 Jalan Gaharu). The back of their rented house burnt black. Mr Mackay's two mountain bikes were melted by the fire. Behind the bikes is the bedroom of one of the Mackays' two-year-old twin girls, which was also
Neighbours Mr and Mrs Mackay's house (42 Jalan Gaharu). The back of their rented house burnt black. Mr Mackay's two mountain bikes were melted by the fire. Behind the bikes is the bedroom of one of the Mackays' two-year-old twin girls, which was also damaged by smoke. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Neighbours Mr and Mrs Mackay's house (42 Jalan Gaharu). The back of their rented house burnt black. Mr Mackay's two mountain bikes were melted by the fire. Behind the bikes is the bedroom of one of the Mackays' two-year-old twin girls, which was also
Neighbours Mr and Mrs Mackay's house (42 Jalan Gaharu). The back of their rented house burnt black. Mr Mackay's two mountain bikes were melted by the fire. Behind the bikes is the bedroom of one of the Mackays' two-year-old twin girls, which was also damaged by smoke.. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
The burnt house and the neighbour's two-storey house (42 Jalan Gaharu) with charred walls on the left. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
The burnt house and the neighbour's two-storey house (42 Jalan Gaharu) with charred walls on the left. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Temple sign in front of 40 Jalan Gaharu, the house which burnt down. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Temple sign in front of 40 Jalan Gaharu, the house which burnt down. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- PHOTO: SCDF
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- PHOTO: SCDF
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO
Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO

Two male bodies were discovered by firefighters after they put out a fire at a Bukit Timah bungalow in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force were alerted to the fire at Jalan Gaharu, located just off Dunearn Road and near the Pan Island Expressway, at 4.16am.

Three other occupants, one male and two females, were sent to the National University Hospital for smoke inhalation. Investigations are ongoing.

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The Straits Times understands that part of the house was used as a makeshift temple.