Two hospitalized after fire at Pinnacle@Duxton flats

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A fire in the early morning hours of Monday, May 21, 2018, caused two people to be hospitalized. The fire started in the bedroom of a flat located on the 48th floor of the Pinnacle@Duxton in Tanjong Pagar. 

According to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the two people brought to Singapore General Hospital are a male and female who had inhaled smoke. Both are in their 60s, and were conscious when taken to the hospital.

The cause of the fire at Pinnacle@Duxton is now under investigation by the SCDF. The Housing and Development Board finished Pinnacle@Duxton, a integrated public housing development with seven towers of 50 stories each, in 2009.

This is not the first time there’s been a fire at Pinnacle@Duxton. Four years ago, fire broke out in an apartment on the 29th floor of Block 1E, causing 40 residents to temporarily evacuate. There were no injuries nor casualties resulting from this incident.

This morning, the SCDF first arrived at Block 1D Cantonment Road around 4:15 am. Using two water jets, the firemen were successful in extinguishing the bedroom fire.