A fire broke out at a food court in Singapore Polytechnic (SP) on Thursday afternoon.
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they received a call at 12.57pm about a fire at 500 Dover Road.
There were no reported injuries.
The SCDF deployed two red rhinos, two fire bikes and one fire engine to the scene. The blaze was confined to the exhaust duct and extinguished within 10 minutes.
On SP’s Facebook page, the school wrote that the “fire alarm was triggered and campus security was on site to ensure that students and staff were evacuated orderly and safely”.
The fire involved an exhaust duct from one of the stalls in the canteen, SCDF said. In an email addressed to students, SP's director of estates and development C. Pannirselvam said the fire broke out in a stall selling economy rice.
"Flame from the cooking pan spread to the exhaust duct within the stall. This was aggravated by grease residue within the duct causing the fire to spread to the roof top," the director said.
The blaze was confined to the exhaust duct and extinguished within 10 minutes.
Food court 4, where the incident occurred, will be temporarily closed until Monday for repair and clean up. The school told students, in an email, that all other areas affected by fire-fighting operations will be thoroughly cleaned to ensure no contamination. The polytechnic has six food courts.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
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