SINGAPORE: In the early hours of Sunday (31 Dec), a distressing incident unfolded at a Housing Board block in Marsiling Drive as a fire broke out, leading to the hospitalization of three individuals and the urgent evacuation of about 70 residents.
At approximately 5:45 am, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received notification of the fire at Block 7, Marsiling Drive.
Videos shared on social media, presumably captured by nearby residents, vividly depict the intense flames emerging from one of the units.
The SCDF confirmed that the fire originated from the contents within the living room of a fifth-floor flat.
Swift action by the SCDF, employing a water jet, successfully extinguished the flames.
In tandem with the police, they safely evacuated approximately 70 residents from the affected block.
Subsequently, three individuals were rushed to Singapore General Hospital for immediate medical attention.
The SCDF has initiated an investigation into the cause of the fire, and the inquiry is ongoing.
Sylvia Lim advocates for recognition of older workers amidst ageism concerns
Redditors urge MOE for balanced, bias-free teaching on Gaza conflict in CCE lesson
Shanmugam: Singaporeans involved in foreign politics must declare under FICA
Hong Kong media advocates urge Govt to reconsider legislation impacting press freedom
Pritam Singh calls for interest-free SkillsFuture loans to boost training
Pritam Singh: PAP Govt adopts WP proposals in Budget 2024
Leong Mun Wai: Transforming social assistance with PSP’s empowerment approach
Singapore to amend GST Act after Govt agencies’ errors in fee charges
Leong Mun Wai advocates for public asset disclosure among key office holders
Hazel Poa: Majority relying on Govt grants for living costs signals unhealthy situation
Man set himself on fire at Israeli Embassy in Washington protesting Gaza genocide
A calculated exit? Leong’s strategic resignation unpacked
Politics4 days ago
Leong Mun Wai steps down as PSP Secretary-General over POFMA directive received
Featured2 weeks ago
PA surveys community & govt confidence amid pending general election
Singapore3 days ago
Gilbert Goh challenges MOE on Israel-Hamas classroom narrative
Comments2 weeks ago
PAP Marcus Loh accuses WP’s MP of alleged dishonesty on debate about reserves
Civil Society2 weeks ago
Singaporeans stand firm in support for Palestine amidst police scrutiny
Singapore1 week ago
Kenneth Jeyaretnam issued 6th POFMA direction over Ridout Road saga
Civil Society2 weeks ago
At least 9 individuals summoned by police over Palestine solidarity activities on 2 Feb
Community2 weeks ago
Connectivity struggles in Tengah town prompt online user discussion