Around 40 firefighters, 14 SCDF vehicles deployed to tackle 'raging' warehouse fire in Hougang

At the height of the operation, three water jets were used to bring the fire under control, said the SCDF in a Facebook post. (PHOTO: SCDF)

SINGAPORE — About 40 firefighters and 14 emergency vehicles were deployed to extinguish a “raging” fire at a storage warehouse in Hougang on Monday (18 November).

At the height of the operation, three water jets were used to bring the fire under control, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in a Facebook post.

The SCDF said it was alerted to the incident at 29 Kim Chuan Drive at about 11.35am and that the fire had involved stored kitchenware and other household materials located on the rooftop of the storage warehouse.

In the post, SCDF said the fire was “raging at the rooftop” and “threatening to spread” when its officers arrived at the scene. Four occupants from the affected premises had evacuated from the building prior to their arrival.

“The SCDF firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets proceeded up the narrow and debris-filled stairway to conduct offensive firefighting,” the post added.

The fire was extinguished by 12.45pm with no reported injuries. Damping down operations – which is the application of water to wet, burnt surfaces to prevent the rekindling of fire – are ongoing.

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

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