Fire breaks out at SimsVille condo; no one injured

A fire broke out at SimsVille condominium on Friday (June 3), reportedly involving the contents of a bedroom on the 10th floor.
A fire broke out at SimsVille condominium on Friday (June 3), reportedly involving the contents of a bedroom on the 10th floor.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ TIN PEI LING
Member of Parliament for MacPherson Tin Pei Ling (centre) with residents of SimsVille condominium.
Member of Parliament for MacPherson Tin Pei Ling (centre) with residents of SimsVille condominium.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ TIN PEI LING

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out at SimsVille condominium on Friday (June 3), but no one was injured.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the fire at 6 Geylang East Avenue 2 at around 12.20pm.

The fire involved the contents of a bedroom on the 10th floor, SCDF said. It was extinguished by SCDF firefighters with one water jet within 20 minutes.

Approximately 80 residents from the building were evacuated by SCDF and police officers. There were no reported injuries.

Member of Parliament for MacPherson Tin Pei Ling expressed her gratitude to the SCDF on her Facebook page.

"Heartfelt thanks to the SCDF led by Major Rizal and police led by Ken Tan for putting out the fire at SimsVille today and ensuring the safety of our residents!" she wrote.

"Residents I spoke with were impressed and felt assured by the swiftness of the SCDF and Police."

She also thanked a woman who brought jugs of water for the residents waiting downstairs.

The SCDF sent one fire engine, two Red Rhinos, two fire bikes, two support vehicles and an ambulance to the scene.

The cause of fire is under investigation, SCDF said.

The agency reminded the public to follow basic home fire safety tips. These include not leaving cooking unattended, switching off electrical appliances when not in use and not overloading electrical outlets with appliances. 

Homeowners should also check the condition of cables regularly to ensure they are not frayed wires or cracked.