Dear A.S.S. Editor
A fire broke out at a HDB flat at Block 102, Aljunied Crescent at about 5:30 pm today. SCDF managed to put out the fire after breaking into the unit, and residents of the block were evacuated for their own safety. It was understood the unit was unoccupied at the time of the incident.
No injuries were reported. The fire involved contents of a room, and the cause of the fire is being investigated. MacPherson Member of Parliament Tin Pei Ling thanked the police and SCDF for their “quick and effective response”. The block involved is under the purview of the MacPherson single-member constituency. Ms Tin shared a photo of herself with some policemen and firefighters on Facebook on Thursday night, saying they were “courageous and knew exactly what needed to be done”.
A spokesperson for Marine Parade Town Council said that the town council would wash and repaint the charred facade after SCDF’s investigation. “At the same time, we will be replacing the damaged main waste pipes,” she said.