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50 residents evacuated after fire breaks out in Yishun flat

About 50 residents of a Yishun block were roused from their sleep and evacuated by the police after a fire broke out there in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the blaze at Block 672C Yishun Avenue 4 at about 2.25am.

The fire, which had broken out in a bedroom of a 13th-floor unit, was put out with a water jet.

SCDF said it assessed three people for minor injuries, but they refused to be taken to hospital.

Mr Luqman Afiq, owner of the affected unit, said in an Instagram post that both his wife and toddler son were fine. The photos he shared showed that most of the items in the bedroom were badly burnt. Soot covered most of the house, and there were cracks in the plaster of a wall. 

He wrote: “A day before Ramadan. My house caught fire at 2am this morning... Please pray for the best for me and my family.”

The cause of the fire is being investigated.


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