Tag Archives: Fire

ANGMOH GUNMAN ATTACK CASINO IN PHILIPPINES, LIKELY A ROBBERY AND NOT TERRORISM

A lone gunman attacked a casino, fired shots and set fire to gambling tables at Resorts World Manila earlier today, causing panic in the country which has already been on high alert. People could see smoke billowing from the building and heard loud bangs as others got injured fleeing for their lives. There are no casualties so far. The Islamic State rushed to claim responsibility but the police later clarified it was likely a robbery. They said the man, reportedly a Caucasian, ran straight for the casino chips and did not aim his rifle at anyone in particular. He poured gasoline on gambling tables and tried to steal US$2.27 million worth of chips. The police has since recovered the stolen amount.

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CAR CATCHES FIRE IN WOODLANDS CARPARK, CLEANERS HELPED TO BATTLE THE FIRE

Three cleaners were seen helping in trying to put out the fire, which was believed to have started in the car's engine compartment. SCDF confirmed they received a call alerting them to the fire, and they took over from the cleaners when they arrived on the scene. No injuries were reported. According to an eyewitness, a female driver of the car was seen trying to start the engine but managed to run out from the vehicle when she saw smoke coming out from the bonnet. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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ANOTHER FIRE REPORTED, THIS TIME AT A WOODLANDS HDB FLAT

Yet another fire broke out this morning at a HDB flat. This time, the fire occurred at a seventh-floor unit at Block 619, Woodlands Drive 52. This forced about 15 residents to self-evacuate. SCDF said they were alerted to the fire at 7:30am today. The fire reportedly involved contents in the flat's lving room, which was put out by the SCDF by water jets. No injuries have been reported.

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2 PEOPLE ESCAPED CAR MOMENTS BEFORE IF BURSTS INTO FLAMES

In what is now becoming a common theme, another car caught fire, this time at Airport Boulevard on Thursday morning. SCDF reported that they managed to put out the fire using two water jets, and that occupants of the car had managed to escape before the car burst into flames. An eyewitness said that he was dropping off his passenger at Terminal 1 when he saw the car 'explode'. Smoke was reportedly seen about 50 m away. He then said that the car on front of him slowed down, and when he passed by the burning car, he could feel the heat even from his taxi. A man and a woman emerged from the burning taxi and managed to run away.

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ANOTHER CAB CATCHES FIRE AFTER AN ACCIDENT

Another case of a TransCab taxi catching fire after an accident was reported in the press today. No details of the original accident were given, but the taxi, a Toyota Wish, caught fire in the aftermath of the accident that happened along Marymount Road near the junction of Sin Ming Avenue on Monday afternoon. SCDF officers managed to put out the fire, but a 50 year old man, believed to be the taxi driver, suffered burn injuries and was conveyed to the Singapore General Hospital. The same model cab, a Toyota Wish, also caught fire at Buona Vista on April 30, where a viral video showed the cab exploded and injured four people.

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DESIGN OF T2 FLAWED, CAUSED SMOKE FROM SMALL FIRE TO SPREAD QUICKLY: EXPERTS

The experts said that it is the design of the terminal building itself was the main culprit on how the smoke spread to the whole building. According to them, the room which contained the air-con that as the cause of the fire, was not well ventilated. Due to this, the smoke from the small fire spread quickly to other parts of the terminal. Experts have warned that having air-con in a room that is not well ventilated is not safe. This is clearly demonstrated in the Changi Airport fire, where the smoke spread quickly even though the fire was small and was contained immediately.

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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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UNKNOWN FIRE @ CHANGI AIRPORT T2 SPARKS SHUTDOWN & FLIGHT DELAYS

Changi Airport Terminal 2 was temporarily shut down and evacuated after an alleged small fire broke out in its departure hall. News outlets claim the fire started in a storeroom but CAG has yet to confirm this information. The fire alarm was activated at approximately 5.40pm due to smoke emerging from the air ventilation system.

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SCDF PUTS OUT 2 MORE FIRE IN SG. IS NUMBER OF FIRES INCREASING?

The latest two occurred in Paya Lebar and Westwood Avenue. In the Paya Lebar case, a fire broke out at a bakery at about 4:40pm, where SCDF officers put out the fire using one water jet. No one was injured in the fire at the bakery, named in reports as Jie Traditional Bread Bakery. Investigations are ongoing. In the second case, fire broke out outside The Floravale condominium at Westwood Avenue at about 7pm. News report indicated that it was a car which caught fire, and was put out by the SCDF. The fire involved an engine compartment of the car. No injuries were also reported.

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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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