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FIRE BREAKS OUT AT ALJUNIED HDB UNIT, TIN PEI LING WASTED NO TIME THANKING SCDF

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".

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SMOKE DETECTORS TO BE MADE COMPULSORY BUT HOME OWNERS PAYING FOR IT

It is reported that all newly built homes - Housing Board flats as well as private residences - will have to be installed with smoke detectors from next June, when an updated Fire Code is released. Called a home fire alarm, the device costs between $60 and $80 for a basic version. Installation could cost another $50 or so.

The best thing is, the cost of the smoke detectors will likely be borne by the home owners themselves.

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DRUNK LORRY DRIVER CAUSED ACCIDENT, NO OTHER VEHICLES INVOLVED

It was understood that the driver was driving along the road when he lost control of the vehicle and collided into the centre guard rail located near the exit.

Photos of the accident showed the yellow lorry sitting diagonally across the second lane of the road, with its front badly damaged and windows smashed. SCDF said the man suffered abrasions and lacerations, but refused to be taken to hospital.

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