SCDF puts out blaze at unused school toilet

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers had to force their way into Admiralty Primary School after a fire broke out in a toilet early yesterday morning.

Nobody was injured and there were no evacuations from the site, according to an SCDF spokesman.

The SCDF was alerted to the fire by a call received at 2.05am yesterday.

Firefighters entered the school premises at 11 Woodlands Circle using "forcible entry tools" and extinguished the fire with a water jet.

SCDF did not provide more details on how its officers entered the school premises.

News of the fire first started circulating on social media, with Twitter user Aticat (@AHteacar) posting a photo of the blaze from afar.

Videos of the fire were also uploaded on to YouTube and Twitter by users gunjr jr and Md Haziq Sasman (@peoplecallmeZiq) respectively.

The school is closed as it is Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) marking week.

Its vice-principal, Mr Jay Mahardale, told The Straits Times yesterday that the toilet was an unused one.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Zhaki Abdullah

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 21, 2015, with the headline 'SCDF puts out blaze at unused school toilet'. Print Edition | Subscribe