Fire breaks out at SKH basement, staff member taken to hospital for smoke inhalation

Submitted by Stomper Min

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A fire broke out in the basement of Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) last Thursday (Oct 26).

Stomper Min alerted Stomp to the incident and shared a video of smoke coming from the hospital.

She added she saw the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrive shortly afterwards.

In response to a Stomp query, SCDF said they were alerted to a fire at 110 Sengkang East Way at about 5.50pm.

"The fire involved a washer disinfector unit in a facility at basement one," an SCDF spokesperson said.

"The fire was extinguished by the Sengkang General Hospital Company Emergency Response Team (CERT) members with four dry powder extinguishers before SCDF's arrival."

A staff member was taken to Singapore General Hospital (SGH) for smoke inhalation as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.