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FORTY RESIDENTS EVACUATED AFTER FIRE STARTED BY MISCHIEF IN JURONG EAST HDB BLOCK

Police are currently investigating a fire that happened at a block of HDB flats in Jurong East. It was reported that the fire was apparently started by someone setting fire to a flat, which resulted in 40 residents of the block having to evacuate. An elderly woman, 75 years old, was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital hospital with a minor injury, police reported. The fire was set at Block 257 Jurong East Street 24, and the Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted at around 1.33pm. The unit that the fire first started in was empty when SCDF arrived to put out the fire. Police are still investigating the cause of the fire, but it was understood that no arrests had been made yet.

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FIRE BROKE OUT AT I12 KATONG, NO INJURIES REPORTED IN YET ANOTHER FIRE INCIDENT

Yet another case of fire in a very public place, keeping our SCDF men busy, while Singaporeans and foreigners having to be chased out of a building for their own safety. The latest to join this fire in building news is the I12 Katong mall. A fire broke out at the mall on Wednesday evening, which led to the people already in the building to be evacuated for their own safety. According to eyewitnesses, at least four SCDF vehicles were at the scene. Apparently, there were smoke coming out of the UOB Bank at level one. No injuries were reported, and crowds had gathered at the entrance near the Toast Box outlet to wait for the SCDF to give the all clear signals. Most of them were waiting to get to their cars, which were parked at the basement of the building.

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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER FIRE BREAKS OUT, THIS TIME AT UBI FLAT

Our SCDF officers have certainly been kept pretty busy lately. From exploding vehicles, to fires in warehouse to fire in residential unit, they are in the news and are earning their pay in the most unexpected of ways. This morning, comes news of a HDB flat on fire. A fire broke out at a HDB unit at Block 338, Ubi Avenue 1, at around 11.20am today. 15 residents had been evacuated, and the fire was believed to involve the contents of a bedroom. SCDF managed to put out the fire using a water jet. The seventh-floor unit's three occupants self-evacuated, while SCDF and the police worked together to evacuate another 15 people from neighbouring units as a safety precaution.

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