Fire in Defu Lane industrial building put out in 2 hours, 2 taken to hospital including firefighter

Kolette Lim
The Straits Times
April 3, 2024

A firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion after an industrial fire broke out at Defu Lane early on April 3 morning.

Another person was also taken to Sengkang General Hospital as a result of the fire, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in a Facebook post.

SCDF was alerted to the fire at Block 30 Defu Lane 9 at about 12.20am. The Defu Lane incident took place about three hours after a fire in another industrial estate in Eunos, that took firefighters about four hours to put out.

SCDF said the second fire involved contents of a two-storey industrial building.

[Final Update: Fire @ 30, Defu Lane 9] At about 12:20am today (3 Apr), SCDF was alerted to a fire at the...

Posted by Singapore Civil Defence Force on Tuesday 2 April 2024


A total of 19 emergency vehicles and about 70 firefighters were deployed, and the fire was extinguished in about two hours.

Five people had evacuated the building before SCDF arrived at the scene.

Two people were assessed for smoke inhalation and one was taken to the Sengkang General Hospital. The other person declined to be taken to the hospital.

A firefighter who experienced heat exhaustion was also taken to Sengkang General Hospital “as a precautionary measure”, said SCDF.

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