Fire breaks out in Leedon Heights condo, residents evacuated

Submitted by Stomper Dan

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A fire broke out in a Leedon Residence condominium unit at 24 Leedon Heights on Saturday (March 17) at around 10 am, with residents being evacuated from the affected block.

Stomper Dan who stays in a block opposite the unit alerted Stomp to the fire. 

Dan told Stomp that he only came to know about the fire when his wife woke him up.

Although the fire alarm had sounded, the two were not affected as they knew that the alarm was quite sensitive and could be triggered by the smallest incident.

Said Dan:

“However, we later observed that there was a lot of smoke, and the police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were at the scene.

“We figured out that the fire was quite serious.”

According to Dan, the windows of the condominium also shattered from the fire, and around 40 residents were evacuated. 

It is unclear how the fire started and if anyone was injured. 

In response to a Stomp query, an SCDF spokesman said:

"On Saturday (March 17) at 10.30am, the SCDF received a call for a fire at 24 Leedon Heights. The fire which involved the contents of a master bedroom in a unit on the 2nd floor was extinguished by the SCDF using one water jet and two compressed air foam backpacks. 

"Two internal hose reels were also used in the initial stages of the firefighting operation. As a result of the fire, smoke and soot affected two units on the 3rd and 4th floor. 

"SCDF had to conduct forcible entry into the two units to ensure that no one was trapped or affected by the fire.

"About 50 people were evacuated. There were no casualties and the cause of the fire is under investigation."

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