Black smoke seen over Balestier after fire breaks out at construction site

A Stomper alerted Stomp to a fire that broke out at a construction site at 78 Lorong Limau this afternoon (Jan 21) at around 1.30pm.

Photos the Stomper sent show a column of black smoke over several buildings along nearby Balestier Road.

She reported seeing SDCF vehicles in the vicinity.

Said an SCDF spokesperson with regard to what happened:

"SCDF received a call this afternoon at around 1.40pm reporting of a fire at a construction site at 78 Lorong Limau.

"SCDF dispatched one fire engine, two Red Rhinos and four support vehicles to the scene.

"Upon arrival, SCDF conducted forcible entry into the affected area using a power saw.

"The fire was extinguished with 2 compress foam jets and another water jet.

"There were no reported injuries.

"The cause of fire is still under investigation."