Tag: fire

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...

2 neighbours say they alerted authorities about possible dementia in a resident before the Ang Mo Kio fire

Singapore—The neighbours of an older woman believed to be having dementia whose  fourth-storey unit at Block 446 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 caught fire on Tuesday, October 29, say that the blaze had been "an accident waiting to happen.” The New Paper (TNP) reports that one of...

PMD fire breaks out in Marsiling flat, elderly man taken to hospital

An elderly man was taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a flat at Marsiling on Tuesday (October 1). The fire was due to several personal mobility device (PMD) batteries which had been on charge mode. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded...

Another PMD catches fire inside Sembawang flat

Singapore — A personal mobility device (PMD) caught fire inside a Sembawang flat in the early morning of  Monday (Aug 26). According to a Facebook post by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the fire broke out in a flat on the 12th floor of...

Brazil’s army fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up

Brazil on Sunday deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest, as hundreds of new blazes flared up and thousands protested over the destruction. Heavy smoke covered the city of Porto Velho in the northwestern state of Rondonia where...

Four people taken to hospital after alleged PMD fire in Jurong West

Four people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a flat in Jurong West on Sunday evening (August 18). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a fire on the fifth-floor unit of Block 158 Yung Loh Road at about 7.45pm and put...

Not just in Singapore: Electric scooter catches fire at Dropbox headquarters, San Francisco

It appears that e-scooters catching fire isn't just limited to incidents in Singapore. An electric scooter caught fire at the Dropbox headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday (Aug 14). The burning scooter was on the fifth floor, but the entire building was evacuated nonetheless for safety. Read: E-scooters...

Fire causes evacuation of Mount Elizabeth Hospital staff at Orchard Road

Singapore—A fire in the early morning hours caused the evacuation of 60 staff members of the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Orchard Road on July 28, Sunday. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on its Facebook page on Sunday, said shortly after half past six in...

Man who died in July 18 Bukit Batok fire could be Singapore’s first PMD-related fatality

Singapore — Forty-one-year-old Goh Keng Soon may be the first person in Singapore to have died from a Personal Mobility Device (PMD)-related fire. Mr Goh succumbed to his injuries two days after the fire at Bukit Batok, where he was a resident. The fire broke...