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A fiery week: Fire breaks out at Marsiling flat, 3rd such incident in three days

Yet another fire was reported to have broken out in the wee hours of Sunday (May 15) morning.

A reader on Mothership.sg shared a video of the blaze, which happened on the 29th floor of a Housing Board block in Marsiling Heights.

The reader, who lives in the area, said she had heard a "loud bang", and initially thought that her neighbours were fighting.

At least three Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) vehicles were later at the scene.

The incident follows a recent spate of fires that have broken out over the past few days.

This includes an incident that led to the death of three people at a Bedok North flat on May 13, and another involving a Serangoon Central Drive coffee shop on May 14.

 

SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at Blk 180C Marsiling Road on May 15, at about 12am.

The fire involved the contents of a unit on the 29th floor.

SCDF extinguished the fire using a water jet.

Three persons were taken to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Details of the victims and the extent of their injuries are not known.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, SCDF added.

According to ST, MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Zaqy Mohamad said that two town council officers were on-site at about 1am after the fire was put out.

He said that the extent of damage to the flat was not clear as the police have not given clearance to the unit. The Residents' Network is in touch with the affected family to provide support, he added.

The family was issued keys to a temporary unit at the block on Sunday afternoon.

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