10 evacuated after fire breaks out at Bukit Panjang HDB flat

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Ten people were evacuated yesterday after a fire broke out at a Housing and Development Board flat in Bukit Panjang.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the blaze at Block 419 Fajar Road involved the contents of a bedroom.

“SCDF conducted forcible entry into the unit and extinguished the fire using one water jet,” said the authority. Ten residents were evacuated from the affected premises and no injuries were reported. The cause of fire is still under investigation, SCDF said.

Footage of the incident showed black smoke billowing from the affected corner unit. Flames could also be seen from the flat’s window.

A resident in a neighbouring block told CNA she heard sirens and people shouting.

She added that she saw residents of the affected unit and the flat directly above it evacuated.

Composite photo shows the fire at Block 419 Fajar Road. PHOTO: CNA