Dear A.S.S. Editor

The Changi Village fire that happened yesterday started at the Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak stall, and it was understood that the fire broke out from a small fire from a kitchen stove, One of the owners of the stall, Ms Mizrea Abu Nazir, whose family has been running the stall since 1997, said that they hoped to open the stall on Wednesday.

Ms Mizrea, 45, said she was not at the stall at the time, but an employee had been cooking chili sauce at about 5am. “It ignited and the fire spread very fast,” she said. The stall, famous for its popular nasi lemak, went up in flames, but thankfully, seven staff members from the nearby Dil’B Restaurant acted quickly to put the fire out with a dry powder extinguisher even before the SCDF arrived at the scene. The fire damaged the stove and some cookware. There was no reported injuries.

SCDF are currently still investigating the cause of fire, which involved the contents of a kitchen stove and the exhaust ducting. Ms Mizrea said while the damages will cost her between S$20,000 and S$30,000, she is “relieved” that the fire did not spread to other stalls and that nobody is injured. The stove will be replaced and the stall will be temporarily closed pending approval from authorities to resume business.

Johari Nazran

A.S.S. Contributor

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