About 500 people were evacuated from the Grand Hyatt hotel on Scotts Road on Wednesday (27 March) morning after a fire broke out in the building.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post that its officers responded to the incident at about 11.20am. It added that the evacuation was carried out by security personnel as a “precautionary measure”.
“The fire involved a kitchen stove and Kitchen Exhaust Ducting (KED) in a restaurant on the 2nd floor. The fire was extinguished by the water sprinkler prior to SCDF’s arrival,” said the SCDF.
Two water jets were used for damping down operations within the KED. There were no reported injuries in the incident and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
An eyewitness who was at the hotel at around 1.15pm told Yahoo News Singapore that she saw firefighters inspecting the hotel’s Mezza9 restaurant and that the building’s lobby still smelled very strongly of smoke.
The incident also reportedly caused a traffic slowdown along Scotts Road in the direction of Paterson Road.
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