Man, 57, dies in fire at Woodlands flat; two others injured

Screenshot of the fire at Woodlands Crescent flat video taken by Shin Min reader. A 57-year-old man died in his flat at Woodlands Crescent when a fire broke out on Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN READER
Screenshot of the fire at Woodlands Crescent flat video taken by Shin Min reader. A 57-year-old man died in his flat at Woodlands Crescent when a fire broke out on Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN READER
Aftermath of fire at Woodlands Crescent flat. A 57-year-old man died in his flat at Woodlands Crescent when a fire broke out on Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN
Aftermath of fire at Woodlands Crescent flat. A 57-year-old man died in his flat at Woodlands Crescent when a fire broke out on Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN

SINGAPORE - A 57-year-old man died in his flat at Woodlands Crescent when a fire broke out on Tuesday morning. Two others, a man, 23 and a 58-year-old woman, who were in the flat with him, were found to have suffered from smoke inhalation.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the fire at 3.18am. It then deployed fire engines, red rhinos, and ambulances to the scene at Blk 788E, the SCDF said in a statement.

The team put out the fire in the living and study rooms of the flat in 20mins.

Firefighters found the older man, believed to be the owner of the unit, unconscious in a toilet and pulled him out. He had suffered from a cardiac arrest. Paramedics then tried to resuscitate him. He was later sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital along with the 23-year-old man.

The elderly woman was sent to Singapore General Hospital.

Around 150 residents were evacuated from the affected block.

An SCDF spokesperson said that the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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