Fire breaks out on 13th storey of Blk 157 Serangoon North Ave 1

Submitted by Stomper Anon and Jalex

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Stompers Anon and Jalex alerted Stomp to a fire that broke out on the 13th storey of Block 157 Serangoon North Avenue 1 yesterday evening (Apr 11).

Said Stomper Anon:

"My neighbour said that he heard an explosion coming from the kitchen area of a unit on the 13th floor.

"Residents were only allowed to go back to their respective units at around 8pm."

A spokesperson from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Stomp that they received a call alerting them to the fire at 6.50pm.

Upon receiving the notification, SCDF immediately dispatched two Fire Engines, one Red Rhino, one ambulance and a supporting vehicle. 

The spokesperson added:

"Upon arrival, the SCDF firefighters immediately conducted forced entry into the unit of the 13th floor.

"SCDF firefighters immediately extinguished the fire with 2 water jets. In addition, approximately 20 people were self-evacuated with the assistance of Police.

"The cause of the fire is being investigated."