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SCDF firefighters rescue children from burning flat in Admiralty Drive

Firefighters from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Saturday broke into a burning flat in Admiralty Drive and rescued three young children. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF READER MRS TOH
Firefighters from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Saturday broke into a burning flat in Admiralty Drive and rescued three young children. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF READER MRS TOH

Firefighters from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Saturday broke into a burning flat in Admiralty Drive and rescued three young children.

The kids, aged five, nine and 12, were hiding in the toilet of the master-bedroom as the fire raged within the unit on the seventh floor. A resident, who wanted to be known only as Mrs Toh, captured the scene on video.

The SCDF was alerted to the incident at 12.25pm. Officers upon arrival about 5 minutes later, forced their way into the heavily smoked logged unit to pull the children to safety. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.