SCDF alerted to fire at Sungei Kadut warehouse

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to a fire at 65 Sungei Kadut Loop on Oct 17, 2017.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to a fire at 65 Sungei Kadut Loop on Oct 17, 2017.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to a fire at 65 Sungei Kadut Loop on Oct 17, 2017.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to a fire at 65 Sungei Kadut Loop on Oct 17, 2017.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), in a post on its Facebook page at 1.53am, said it was alerted to a fire at 65 Sungei Kadut Loop.

A second post at 2.55am revealed that SCDF had dispatched three fire engines, two red rhinos, eight support vehicles, one unmanned firefighting machine and one ambulance.

SCDF firefighters used six water jets to fight the flames, which engulfed the third floor of the three-storey warehouse. A photographer from The Straits Times saw that the fire was put out at around 4am.

Last November, a huge fire broke out at a three-storey warehouse in the same location. Seven workers were rescued from the office block then.

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said in a statement on Tuesday that it was alerted to the fire.

It said a BCA engineer inspected the affected building, which comprises a three-storey warehouse and factory with a single-storey extension.

The engineer observed that the fire had damaged the third storey of the building, exposing the reinforcement bars of the roof slab above it.

However, it did not affect the structural integrity of the adjacent buildings.

The  building remains closed, and the owner's professional engineer has to carry out a detailed investigation and recommend permanent rectifications, to be approved by BCA, to the damage sustained by this morning’s fire.

It will open only when the rectifications are completed, in the interest of public safety, BCA said.