After the massive fire in a Jurong West wet market, there is yet another case of a massive fire in Singapore, this time in a Sungei Kadut warehouse, which also occurred in an early morning.
Here’re some of the facts that you’ve probably missed.
Where exactly is this “Sungei Kadut Loop”?
If you don’t live or work near the area, this area might be relatively unfamiliar to you. Sungei Kadut is somewhere between Kranji MRT Station and Yew Tee MRT Station, and isn’t a residential estate, but an industrial area. Think of Sungi Kadut as a smaller Tuas, tucked in an ulu area.
What is the warehouse?
The three-storey warehouse, according to Today, belongs to Winter International Group, a furnitune manufacturer. According to a Yahoo! Singapore eyewitness, the name of the building is Winter Furnishing Centre. It measures 100m by 50m.
It happened somewhere around 5:00 a.m.
The SCDF was alerted to the fire at around 5:00 a.m. By 7:20 a.m., the fire had been confined to just the building.
This time, there were people inside the building
Unlike the Jurong West fire, this time, seven people, all delivery drivers who had worked late and ended up sleeping overnight in the warehouse instead of their dormitories, were in the warehouse. They were then trapped inside the office block and saved by the firemen without injuries. Kudos to the firemen once again!
The rescue effort by the firemen is just like what you see in movies
Remember 烈火雄心, when the firemen guide people out of a burning building? According to the Straits Times, the firemen had gone up the stairs, find the trapped people, and guide them down. Two more thumb-ups for our unsung heroes!
It’s, once again, a massive but successful effort by the SCDF
Fifty firemen were deployed with four fire engines, two Red Rhinos (the smaller kind of fire-fighting vehicle), one ambulance and seven support vehicles.
The fire is so big, it can be seen from a residential area far, far away
Here’s an image from Choa Chu Kang drive.
Here’s how far they are
And according to an eyewitness from Channel NewsAsia, it could also be seen from Kranji Camp. Check out the distance!
You can now imagine how brave those firemen are.
The fire primarily damaged the top of the building
Firstly, the roof has collapsed, while the third floor is damaged by the soot and heat. The second floor is only slightly damaged
The cause of the fire is still unknown
Investigations are still ongoing.
Featured Image: Facebook (Singapore Civil Defence Force)
This article was first published on Goodyfeed.com
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