[email protected] flat catches
fire; 2 taken to hospital
SINGAPORE: Two people were hurt after a fire broke out in the
bedroom of a 48th-floor unit at the [email protected] in Tanjong
Pagar early on Monday morning (May 21).
The man and the woman, both in their 60s, suffered smoke
They were taken conscious to Singapore General Hospital, the
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said.
SCDF said it responded to the fire at Block 1D Cantonment Road at
about 4.15am. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which involved
the contents of a bedroom, using two water jets.
SCDF is investigating the cause of the fire.
Completed in 2009, the [email protected] is an integrated public
housing development by the Housing and Development Board that
comprises seven 50-storey high towers.
In 2014, about 40 residents self-evacuated after a flat on the 29th
floor of Block 1E in the development caught fire. No one was
injured in that incident.