Fire causes window panes to shatter at Sengkang condo, 20 people evacuated

Submitted by Stomper Alan, Azhar

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About 20 people were evacuated when a fire broke out at a condominium in Sengkang on Monday afternoon (Apr 26).

Stompers Alan and Azhar alerted Stomp to the incident at Compass Heights and shared a video of smoke coming from one of the units.

"I was there," said Azhar.

"I heard a loud explosion and noticed the unit was already on fire."

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a statement on Facebook that they were alerted to the fire at 11 Sengkang Square at about 12.05pm.

[Fire @ No. 11 Sengkang Square] At about 12.05pm today, SCDF was alerted to a fire at No. 11 Sengkang Square. The fire...

Posted by Singapore Civil Defence Force on Monday, April 26, 2021

The fire involved the contents of a bedroom in a unit on the eighth floor and caused the bedroom's window panes to shatter.

"Firefighters extinguished the fire using one water jet," the statement said.

"SCDF assessed two persons who were in the affected unit at the time of the fire and they did not require medical assistance.

"There were no other reported injuries.

"Police officers evacuated about 20 persons from the neighbouring units as a precautionary measure."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.