SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were kept busy with fires raging in Tampines and Lavender, on Wednesday evening (Oct 4) and Thursday morning (Oct 5) respectively.
It was alerted to a fire in a third-floor unit at Block 498J, Tampines Street 45, at about 6.40pm on Wednesday.
A fire engine, a pair of Red Rhinos and a support vehicle were sent to the scene. About 50 residents had evacuated on their own prior to SCDF's arrival.
SCDF used a power saw to enter the burning unit. The fire, which ravaged the contents of the living room, was extinguished using two water jets.
Fortunately, no one was in the unit during the blaze and there were no reported injuries.
Later on Thursday morning at about 1.50am, the SCDF was alerted to a fire on the fifth floor of 70 Jellicoe Road, which is the address of V Hotel Lavender.
It sent a pair of fire bikes, a pair of fire engines, a Red Rhino, and two support vehicles to the scene. The fire was put out using a hosereel and no one was injured.
According to Shin Min Daily News, about 60 hotel guests were evacuated.
The causes of both fires are under investigation.