10 residents evacuate after furniture at balcony of Eight Riversuites condo catch fire

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A fire broke out at a 19th-storey balcony at Eight Riversuites condominium in Whampoa East on Sunday afternoon (Dec 30).

Stomper Bearynews alerted Stomp to the incident and contributed a video showing smoke emitting from the balcony.

Firefighters and fire engines were also spotted at the scene.

Responding to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SDCF) said it was alerted to a fire at 8 Whampoa East at around 1.10pm.

The fire, which involved furniture at the balcony, was extinguished by the SCDF using a compressed air foam backpack.

Ten residents evacuated themselves before the SCDF’s arrival and there were no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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