One rescued in 18th-storey fire at Liat Towers

A fire (top right) broke out at Liat Towers (left) in Orchard Road on Wednesday evening. Police personnel and Singapore Civil Defence Force firefighters arrived at the scene (bottom left) after receiving an alert at about 10pm.
A fire (top right) broke out at Liat Towers (left) in Orchard Road on Wednesday evening. Police personnel and Singapore Civil Defence Force firefighters arrived at the scene (bottom left) after receiving an alert at about 10pm. ST PHOTOS: KHALID BABA

A fire broke out on the 18th storey of Liat Towers in Orchard Road on Wednesday evening.

On the same day, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told The Straits Times that it was alerted to a fire at 541 Orchard Road at about 10pm. It dispatched 13 emergency vehicles to the scene.

SCDF said that firefighters, donning breathing apparatus sets, entered the smoke-logged building to put out the fire.

"The fire, which involved contents of a retail unit, was extinguished by SCDF using one water jet," it said.

One person was rescued and taken to the Singapore General Hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Dominic Low

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2020, with the headline 'One rescued in 18th-storey fire at Liat Towers'. Print Edition | Subscribe