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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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3 EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAFF HURT AS THEIR VEHICLE HIT PRIME MOVER

Three emergency staff from port operator PSA were injured when their emergency vehicle skidded on the wet road and hit a prime mover. They were responding to a call at Keppel Road when the accident happened.

A man in his 30s was trapped in the emergency response vehicle, and was extricated by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). He reportedly suffered serious injuries, and along with two other staff, were taken to hospital. The man was extricated using hydraulic tools, and hospital emergency workers were standing by to receive him when he was rushed to hospital.

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MAN FAKED SCDF TRANSCRIPTS GETS PARAMEDIC JOB, NOW GETS JAIL

A jobless man, who was desperate to land a stable job after just being released from prison, used a falsified transcript reportedly from SCDF, where it was stated that he was a qualified paramedic. Loh Wei Ming, 30, did this to get a job as a paramedic with Royal Ambulance Services (RAS).

He was sentenced to six months in jail after admitting guilty in the scam. He had applied for the RAS job in June 2014, and informed the company that he was trained as a paramedic by SCDF. He produced three fake transcripts from SCDF to support his application. He was subsequently hired as a paramedic and also an ambulance driver, as he has a driving licence. He was sacked in October 2014 for insubordination, and when RAS reviewed his documents, they realised his transcripts was different from another SCDF transcript belonging to another RAS staff.

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ANOTHER TRANS CAB TAXI CATCHES FIRE, THE THIRD IN THREE MONTHS

A Trans-Cab taxi caught fire along Moulmein Road near the slip road from CTE towards SLE on Wednesday afternoon, which is the third such incident involving Trans-Cab taxis in the space of three months.

SCDF confirmed that the fire, which involved the engine compartment of the taxi, was reported at 2:45pm, and was put out using a water jet. There were no reports of injuries, and investigations of how the cab caught fire are being investigated. It is understood that the taxi was not a CNG vehicle.

No reports on whether the taxi was involved in an accident prior to catching fire, but according to eye witnesses, there were no other vehicles reported.

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CARS CAUGHT FIRE IN SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT BKE

The spate of serious accidents continues to plague Singapore roads. In the latest case, 4 people were taken to hospital after two cars caught fire in a three vehicle accident long the BKE on Monday night.

SCDF reported that it was alerted at 10:04 pm of the accident, and immediately dispatched rescue services. Two vehicles which caught fire were put out with compressed air foam. Two of the injured were taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital, while the other two were taken to NUH.

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SCDF CONFIRMS FIRE BROKE OUT AT JURONG ISLAND

SCDF have confirmed via its Facebook page that a fire had broken out on Jurong Island on Tuesday morning. SCDF reported that they received reports of a fire on the premises of 1 Merlimau Road and dispatched resources to the scene. Checks online reveals that this address belongs to the Singapore Refining Company.

The fire, which occurred within a crude distillation unit, was put out at 11.10am by SCDF and the response team using ground monitors and several handheld jets. Foaming operations were being carried out, SCDF added. No casualties were reported.

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ANOTHER HORRIFIC ACCIDENT IN SINGAPORE SEES A MAN TRAPPED IN HIS VAN

In a spate of horrific accidents to have occurred on Monday, another incident saw the SCDF had to cut open the driver's door of one of the accident vehicles to free the driver. In this particular accident, a trailer and van collided in Tuas, which caused the front of the van to cave in and trapped the van driver.

SCDF officers were seen frantically trying to cut open the door of the van to free the trapped man. The accident, which happened at the junction of Pioneer Road and Tuas West Road, involved only the two vehicles. SCDF confirmed that a man in his 20s, who was the van driver, had multiple injuries and sent to National University Hospital.

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BODY OF 26 YR OLD MAN FOUND FLOATING AT JURONG LAKE

The body of a 26 year old man was found at Jurong Lake at 8.10am this morning. The SCDF were alerted to a floating body at the lake and sent two fire engines, fire bikes and a support vehicle to the scene. The man was pronounced dead at the scene in a case of unnatural death. Police are investigating the case.

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