2 suffer minor burn injuries after fire breaks out at Shenton Way kitchen

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Two people sustained minor burn injuries after a fire broke out at a kitchen along Shenton Way on Saturday (May 22).

Stomper Mathieu shared videos that he took at the scene at around 10.15am.

In one video, smoke can be seen billowing from a building.

Mathieu told Stomp: "I called 995 and firefighters arrived around five minutes later."

In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to a fire at 3 Shenton Way at about 10.15am.

The fire involved the contents of a kitchen on the first floor and the kitchen exhaust duct.

Members of the public extinguished the fire in the kitchen with a hose reel, while SCDF extinguished the fire involving the kitchen exhaust duct using one water jet.

SCDF assessed two people for minor burn injuries and they subsequently refused conveyance to the hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Members of the public are reminded to heed the following precautionary measures to prevent similar fires:

  • Cooking should not be left unattended;

  • The stove, its surrounding area and the opening of the exhaust ducts in each stall are to be free from grease and oil stains. This is to minimise or prevent the fire from spreading quickly in the unit; and

  • Such kitchen exhaust ducts at eating establishments must be cleaned and maintained at least one a year.

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