70 residents evacuated after fire breaks out at Toa Payoh flat

About 70 residents were evacuated following a fire in a flat in Toa Payoh. (Photo: Screengrab of Facebook video)

About 70 residents were evacuated after a fire broke out at Block 45, Toa Payoh Lorong 5 on Wednesday morning (10 January).

The fire occurred in a flat on the 15th floor of the block, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

SCDF was alerted at 9.40am and forcibly entered the unit. The fire, which involved contents of the living room of the unit, was extinguished using two water jets.

A photo of the incident posted on social media showed thick black smoke billowing from the flat.

No one was in the unit at the time and no injuries were reported, said SCDF.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, added SCDF.