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Two fires were reported in Bukit Batok last week, the first on June 14 and the second two days later.
In the first incident, the fire broke out in a flat at Block 307 Bukit Batok Street 31.
In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to a fire at about 6.50pm.
The fire involved a sofa in the living room of a 12th-storey unit, said SCDF.
SCDF extinguished the fire using a water jet and took one person to Singapore General Hospital.
The 79-year-old man subsequently died in hospital, reported The Straits Times.
In the second incident, SCDF told Stomp it was alerted to the fire at Block 392 Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 on Friday (June 16) at about 3.45am.
Stomper K shared a video showing flames and smoke engulfing the top of an HDB block.
The fire involved the contents of a living room and was extinguished using a water jet.
About 70 residents were evacuated by SCDF and police, and three people were taken to Singapore General Hospital.
The causes of both fires are under investigation.