Four people taken to hospital after fire breaks out in Jurong West flat

The fire broke out in a fifth-floor unit of Block 158 Yung Loh Road at about 7.45pm on Sunday (Aug 18).
The fire broke out in a fifth-floor unit of Block 158 Yung Loh Road at about 7.45pm on Sunday (Aug 18).PHOTO: IRSYADSYAHMI/TWITTER, JEVISCHUAZQ/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Four people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a flat in Jurong West on Sunday evening (Aug 18).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a fire in a fifth-floor unit of Block 158 Yung Loh Road at about 7.45pm and put out the fire with a water jet.

Four people were taken to Singapore General Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

They included a woman who was rescued from a kitchen ledge by firefighters.

She was on the ledge for about 20 minutes, reported Chinese evening paper Lianhe Wanbao. 

Her neighbours saw her on the ledge and notified firefighters while they were evacuating the building. 

According to a few neighbours, a couple and their two sons lived in the unit that caught fire, reported Lianhe Wanbao. 

A video by Twitter user Irsyad Syahmi shows thick plumes of smoke from the flat.

SCDF is investigating the cause of the fire.