SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at a construction site dormitory at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 on Thursday morning (Jun 11), resulting in three firefighters sustaining injuries, the Singapore Civil Defence Force said.
SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at a construction site along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 around 9.30am and officers reached the site within six minutes. It despatched three fire engines, three red rhinos, two fire bikes, two ambulances and six support vehicles to the location.
The fire was “well alit’ at the three-storey dormitory when they arrived. They deployed five handheld water jets and an aerial water jet, and the fire was extinguished within an hour, SCDF said.
Prior to arrival, the construction workers evacuated, and some attempted to fight the fire using the fire hose reel and fire extinguishers, it added.
Three firefighters were injured in the operation and were conveyed conscious to the National University Hospital (NUH). Channel NewsAsia understands one complained of chest pains, while the other two sustained back aches and swelling in the foot.
Damping down operations are still ongoing, and the cause of the fire is still being investigated, SCDF said.
One eyewitness, Jessica Lee, notified Channel NewsAsia of the incident, and said she was at the temple across the road when it happened. She also called the fire department at 10.12am, who had already been notified.