90 SCDF personnel put out Sungei Kadut warehouse fire

A fire broke out at a single-storey furniture warehouse in Sungei Kadut on 17 December, 2018. (PHOTO: SCDF)

About 90 firefighters and 25 emergency vehicles were deployed to combat a fire that broke out early Monday morning (17 December) at a single-storey furniture warehouse in Sungei Kadut.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SDCF) said in a Facebook post that it responded to a fire at 31 Sungei Kadut Street 2 at about 3am on Monday. Upon arrival, the warehouse was found “fully engulfed in flames”.

“SCDF resources were quickly deployed around the premises – measuring approximately 100m by 80m – to contain the fire and prevent its spread to surrounding buildings,” said the SCDF.

“Led by the 4th SCDF Division, a total of 25 emergency vehicles and about 90 firefighters were deployed. At the height of operations, 12 water jets were used to bring the fire under control,” it added.

The fire was fully extinguished in four hours. Damping down operations are ongoing at the site of the incident, said the SCDF. During damping down, water is applied to wet burnt surfaces after the fire is extinguished. This is done to prevent it from rekindling.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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