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...
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.
SINGAPORE: A fire broke out near the H&M boutique at JEM shopping mall at Jurong East on Friday night (Apr 3).
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the blaze on the first level had started from electrical wires in the exterior wall of the building. No one was hurt in the incident.
Mr JM Koh, who sent in photos and videos of the fire, said there was no evacuation from the mall, although a fire alarm had gone off at a McDonald’s fast food outlet opposite H&M. When he chanced upon the scene at about 10.10pm, a crowd of “about...
SINGAPORE - Three men were sent to hospital after a fire broke out at a chemical plant in Tanjong Penjuru on Friday night.
The men, two of whom sustained burn injuries, were conveyed to the Singapore General Hospital, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a statement early on Saturday. The other man was sent to hospital as a precautionary measure.
The SCDF said that it was alerted to the fire at No. 21 Tanjong Penjuru at 8.53pm on Friday, and dispatched three fire engines, three red rhinos, 10 supporting vehicles, two ambulances and one unmanned firefighting machine to the scene.
SINGAPORE - Fire broke out in the bedroom of a third-floor unit in Blk 13, Toh Yi Drive on Friday morning.
No one was injured.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the incident at 4.10am. It sent two fire engines, one Red Rhino and two support vehicles to the scene. The fire was extinguished using one water jet.
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