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Submitted by Stomper Shahrul
A fire broke out at Causeway Point shopping mall on Saturday evening (Mar 14).
Several Stompers shared photos showing smoke from fast food restaurant Texas Chicken. Videos of the scene were also posted on Facebook.
Stomper Shahrul was on the third floor of the mall when he heard a fire alarm at about 6pm.
He said: "Crowds started to appear and everyone evacuated. The firefighters arrived promptly."
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Stomp that it was alerted to a fire at 1 Woodlands Square at around 6.10pm.
"The fire, which involved a Kitchen Exhaust Duct (KED) in a store, was extinguished by the staff using a hose reel and an extinguisher prior to SCDF's arrival," said an SCDF spokesman.
There were no reported injuries and the cause of fire is under investigation.
The SCDF also shared prevention measures for fires involving KEDs:
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 coffee shop; and
Such kitchen exhaust ducts at eating establishments must be cleaned and maintained at least one a year.
Stomp has contacted Texas Chicken for more info.
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