20 residents evacuated from Jurong East HDB block after living room fire

A Reddit user shared a photo on April 14 of smoke rising in the air from an HDB block.
A Reddit user shared a photo on April 14 of smoke rising in the air from an HDB block.PHOTO: SALLYG149/ REDDIT

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out in a sixth-floor unit of a Housing Board (HDB) block in Jurong East on Sunday (April 14), which saw about 20 residents being evacuated.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to a fire at about 3pm. The fire involved the contents of the living room.

The SCDF said that it put out the blaze using a water jet. There were no reported injuries.

The Straits Times understands that there was nobody in the flat at the time.

On online discussion platform Reddit, a user shared a photo on Sunday of smoke rising in the air from an HDB block. The photo was taken from an MRT train.

The SCDF is investigating the cause of the fire.