Firefighters are presently putting out a massive blaze that fully engulfed a residential private property at 82 Sing Avenue, this evening.
A video capturing the incident, that was posted on social media by eyewitness Abul Kalam Azad, shows that the police were also deployed to the scene. A large crowd can be seen in the video gathered near the police vehicle, watching as the fire roars and reaches great height:
Posted by Abul Kalam Azad on Friday, 6 July 2018
Other eyewitnesses shared more footage from the scene:
Massive fire in (I think) Little India, Singapore – just saw it from our hotel room. Lots of emergency vehicles there now, hoping no one is hurt pic.twitter.com/h7qRSt7K3s
— Elizabeth Davis (@lizidavis) July 6, 2018
Others from the scene reported that a “burning smell” lingered in the air as the atmosphere filled with thick smoke.
The SCDF has said that efforts to control the fire are ongoing:
[Fire @ 82 Sing Avenue]SCDF firefighting operations in progress.
Posted by Singapore Civil Defence Force on Friday, 6 July 2018