61-year-old man arrested within 24 hours for fire at Blk 14A Toa Payoh Lor 7

A 61-year-old man has been arrested for mischief by fire after a fire broke out at the void deck of Blk 14A Toa Payoh Lor 7 yesterday (Jun 21).

Stomper Seb had alerted Stomp to the fire after noticing a lot of smoke rising up to where he lives on the 24th storey.

A 60-year-old woman was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital while around 50 residents were evacuated from the second to sixth storey of the block.

The police said that they were alerted to the fire at around 4.40am and after conducting extensive ground enquiries, managed to ascertain the identity of the man who started the fire and arrested him on the same day.

Investigations are ongoing.