Father-in-law was in unit near burning flat with her sons, but 'luckily, they managed to run'

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A fire broke out in a flat at Block 534 Jurong West Street 52 on Friday evening (Oct 7).

One person was taken to hospital, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

Sharing videos of the incident, Stomper Ederr said she was worried because her father-in-law was in the corner unit near the fire with her sons.

"Luckily, they managed to run for safety."

Other videos of the fire were also posted online.


Fire again Jurong West Our blk #534

Posted by War Lay on Friday, October 7, 2022

Jurong West St.52 , blk 534 , Fire Breaking out

Posted by Soe Naing on Friday, October 7, 2022


The Stomper also shared photos of the affected corridor after the fire.

In response to a Stomp query, SCDF said it was alerted to a fire at about 6.30pm.

"The fire involved contents of a living room in a unit on the 13th floor and was extinguished by SCDF firefighters using a water jet," said SCDF.

"A person was assessed by a SCDF paramedic of breathing difficulties and conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

"About 70 people from neighbouring units were evacuated by SCDF and police as a precautionary measure."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This was the second time this year that the Jurong West block had a fire. A fire broke out on the second floor of the block on Jan 4.

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