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15 Oct 2016 - 3 cases in 4 days of cars on fire

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A car in an Ang Mo Kio carpark ended up a blackened heap after it caught fire on its own on Tuesday afternoon. It was the third such case in four days.

One car went up in flames in a Tampines carpark in the early hours of Sunday morning, and a similar case was reported in a Woodlands carpark on Saturday evening. No one was injured in the incidents, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said.

It was alerted to the fire at Block 609, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, at 4.38pm. The blaze in the engine compartment was extinguished...

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12 Oct 2015 - 1 killed in Tanjong Kling factory fire

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SINGAPORE: One person was pronounced dead at the scene following a laboratory fire on Monday morning (Oct 12) at Tanjong Kling Road, off Pioneer Road, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said.

The deceased is a 30-year-old woman, who had just returned to work after maternity leave. She also received her Singapore citizenship a week before the incident. Her newborn daughter is just six months old.

Seven people were sent to hospital with injuries including lacerations, smoke inhalation and burn injuries, according to the SCDF. Two of the injured were taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), while five others were...

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31 May 2015 - Teen saves grandmother from flat that caught fire at McNair

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SINGAPORE - A teenager's quick thinking saved his 80-year-old grandmother when a fire broke out in their flat at McNair Road on Saturday afternoon.

The 19-year-old, identified by his surname Lim, was home with his grandmother, who uses a wheelchair, and the maid when he heard a loud "bang".

The windows in the house on the third floor of Block 110 McNair Road shook from the force, he said.

"I detected a burning smell from the master bedroom and went to look. The curtains had caught on fire," he told Shin Min Daily News.

He immediately wheeled his grandmother out of the house while...

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23 May 2015 - Mum: My toddler got burned saving his baby brother

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While she was taking a shower, she heard one of her sons screaming.

When the mother, who wanted to be known only as Madam Saadiah, rushed out, she saw her son Raqib, who is nearly three years old, sitting on a burning mattress.

"He was stretching his arms out towards me and screaming," she told The New Paper yesterday.

"I saw that his skin was burned. My mind went blank, except for one thought, which was to save my sons."

Madam Saadiah had left the toddler with his four-month-old brother on the mattress in the living room of the two-bedroom rental flat when she...

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11 Apr 2015 - Fire breaks out at Jurong West flat, no injuries reported

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SINGAPORE - A fire broke out at a flat along Yung Loh Road in Jurong West earlier this afternoon.

According to the Singapore Civil Defence Force, officers were alerted to the fire at about 1.50pm on Saturday, April 11.

Two fire engines, one Red Rhino and one support vehice were dispatched to the 16th floor unit at Block 158 Yung Loh Road.

SCDF officers conducted forcible entry and extinguished the fire using two compressed air foam backpacks.

No injuries and the cause of fire is still under investigation, said the SCDF.

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