Raging fire burns through roof of shophouse unit in Geylang, 30 people evacuated

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A fire broke out at a shophouse unit in Geylang on Monday morning (July 31).

Stompers Michael and Philip alerted Stomp to the incident and shared videos of firefighters putting out the fire.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post that they were alerted to the fire at 61 Geylang Lorong 27 at about 7.30am.

When SCDF arrived at the scene, a fire was raging on the third floor of a shophouse unit.

The fire had burnt through the roof and was spreading to the adjacent unit via the rooftop.

SCDF said they deployed 12 emergency vehicles and about 50 firefighters to put out the fire.

About 30 occupants from the neighbouring shophouse units were evacuated by the police and SCDF.

The fire was fully extinguished within an hour and there were no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

[Fire @ 61, Geylang Lorong 27] At about 7:30am today, SCDF was alerted to a fire at the abovementioned location. Upon...

Posted by Singapore Civil Defence Force on Sunday, July 30, 2023