Fire in coffee shop, residents evacuated

A fire broke out in a coffee shop at an HDB block in Bukit Panjang at 10.30am yesterday. Residents living on the second and third floors of Block 257, Bangkit Road were evacuated as a safety measure. The Singapore Civil Defence Force put out the fire
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A fire broke out in a coffee shop at an HDB block in Bukit Panjang at 10.30am yesterday. Residents living on the second and third floors of Block 257, Bangkit Road were evacuated as a safety measure. The Singapore Civil Defence Force put out the fire in 20 minutes using two waterjets. There were no injuries reported. Meanwhile, nearly 350 guests were evacuated from Mandarin Orchard hotel late on Tuesday night after a fire in a sixth-floor kitchen.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2016, with the headline 'Fire in coffee shop, residents evacuated'. Print Edition | Subscribe