Tag: fire

Fire! Video of alleged loanshark harassment circulates online

A video of fire engulfing the door of a HDB flat made its way around social media and WhatsApp Messenger on Wednesday (May 6), sparking allegations of loanshark harassment. The 10-second clip showed that it was the door of a 7th floor unit. As the camera...

Outpouring of love for jobless single mother who lost everything in a fire

SINGAPORE – Last Friday (Apr 10) the flat of a 33-year old single mother of three, Tanti Yani Zaini, caught fire. Ms Zaini, who lives on the 10th floor of a Housing and Development Board two-bedroom flat in Sengkang, was caught completely unaware when...

Cabby dies after taxi catches fire in Seletar West Link

A 58-year-old taxi driver died after his vehicle caught fire in Seletar West Link in the early hours of Tuesday morning (March 31). Graphic photos circulating online and on WhatsApp show a burning vehicle with a man lying on the road next to it. Photos...

Fires in supermarket, flat and condo unit over the CNY holiday

Three fires broke out in different parts of Singapore on the first two days of Chinese New Year. According to straitstimes.com, the first fire broke out at about 11.30 am on Saturday (Jan 25) in a supermarket at Block 539A, Bedok North Street 3. Ten emergency...

Race to save animals on Australia’s fire-ravaged ‘Galapagos’

by Holly ROBERTSON On an island famed as Australia's "Galapagos" for its unique and abundant wildlife, rescuers are racing to save rare animals in a bushfire-ravaged landscape. The charred forest floor on Kangaroo Island is littered with corpses of animals incinerated by the blazes that swept...

Car burst into flames in Bukit Bintang

At approximately 12.40PM yesterday, a silver Mercedez-Benz caught fire right in the middle of Bukit Bintang. The car was empty at that time when smoke was seen spewing out. Traffic was diverted by security guards as the smoke covered the car. Pedestrians and other cars...

130 firefighters and over 4 hours to douse fire at Tuas industrial waste management site

More than 130 firefighters were called in to put out a massive blaze that that broke out at an industrial waste management site in Tuas on Wednesday morning (Dec 11). The warehouse was the size of a football field and the fire took more than...

Dr Chee says fire hose saga is a prime example of how the opposition should work, in the wake of PAP MP’s apology

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Dr Chee Soon Juan said the Bukit Batok fire hose reel issue is a prime example of how the opposition should work. His comments came hours after ruling party MP Murali Pillai apologised for the lapses uncovered by the Singapore Civil...

SCDF warns Jurong-Clementi Town Council following malfunctioning hose reel

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) released a statement and a warning to the Jurong-Clementi Town Council following reported malfunctioning of water hose reels. The SCDF responded to a fire alert at a flat in Bukit Batok on Nov 1. The fire broke out on the...

SDP’s Dr Chee probes about malfunctioning fire hose reel with “no water” during Bukit Batok blaze

The Singapore Democratic Party’s Dr Chee Soon Juan visited a unit in Bukit Batok that had caught fire on November 1. However, the SDP’s Secretary-general still remained unsatisfied as to the alleged lack of water in the fire hose reels when firefighters were trying...