60 people evacuated after fire breaks out in West Coast Road HDB flat; no one injured

Video footage of the fire which occurred at around 10pm on Friday nightVIDEO: YOUTUBE/BHARAT SINGH

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out on Friday (June 30) night at Block 704, West Coast Road.

Video footage of the incident shows huge flames burning out of the window of a 10th-floor corner unit of the HDB block.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted at around 10.05pm to the blaze, and dispatched one fire engine, two red rhinos, two fire bikes, one ambulance, and two support vehicles to the scene.

Upon arrival, firefighters had to don breathing apparatus sets to enter the unit in order to counter the poor visibility conditions.

The fire was eventually extinguished by the SCDF using one water jet.

Around 60 people were evacuated by officers from the SCDF and the Singapore Police Force as a precautionary measure.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.