Members of public put out fire after signboard bursts into flames at Toa Payoh HDB block

Submitted by Stomper Faizal

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A fire broke out at Block 85B Lorong 4 Toa Payoh on Thursday afternoon.

Stomper Faizal alerted Stomp to the incident and shared footage and photos of firefighters at the scene.

"It was a hair salon shop and the burning smell was quite bad," he said.

"It was smoky too.

"By the time I went over, the fire was put out.

"I heard passers-by helped to control the fire with a fire extinguisher before the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived."

In response to a Stomp query, SCDF said they were alerted to the fire at 5.50pm.

"The fire involved a signboard outside a unit on the ground floor," an SCDF spokesman said.

"Members of the public extinguished the fire using dry powder extinguishers prior to SCDF's arrival."

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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