20 residents evacuated, 1 injured after fire breaks out at Sengkang flat

Twenty residents were evacuated as a precautionary measure after a fire broke out at a flat in Sengkang early Wednesday (July 20) morning.
Twenty residents were evacuated as a precautionary measure after a fire broke out at a flat in Sengkang early Wednesday (July 20) morning.PHOTO: MARCUS YEO

SINGAPORE - Twenty residents were evacuated as a precautionary measure after a fire broke out at a flat in Sengkang early Wednesday (July 20) morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at 4.15am.

Two fire engines, a Red Rhino, two ambulances and three support vehicles were dispatched to put out the fire which was located on the third floor of Block 257B, Compassvale Road.

SCDF officers had to force their way into the flat and the fire was extinguished by two water jets in 30 minutes.

A man who is not an occupant of the flat was taken to Singapore General Hospital for breathing difficulties.

SCDF is still investigating the cause of the fire.