SCDF Extinguish Tampines Fire after 16hours of Intense Firefighting

After 16 hours of intense firefighting, SCDF troops have extinguished the fire at CK Building.

The fire was first reported at 2pm yesterday afternoon, and firefighters worked overnight to bring the blaze under control.

One firefighter who was injured while fighting the flames has been discharged and is on medical leave, said the SCDF.

The blaze raged through the 3rd and 4th floors of the building at Tampines St 92.

It subsequently affected the 4th to 6th floors which were used as a warehouse.

67 people were evacuated from the building.

The SCDF said the affected premises contained highly flammable goods such as paper products and aerosol cans.

Some of the household aerosol cans sparked small explosions within the building.

It was too hot and dangerous for firefighters to approach from within the building at first.

So, officers deployed multiple water jets on the outside of the building to contain the fire.

Five fire engines, two red rhinos, two fire bikes, 12 support vehicles and two ambulances were initially dispatched to the scene.

By nightfall, the fire had been kept under control, and firefighters could enter the building to tackle “deep seated fire”.

Braving the immense heat, several teams entered with caution, using breathing apparatus sets to move through the smoky darkness.

The SCDF said the fire was extinguished at about 6am this morning.

Damping down operations are currently in progress, and the cause of the fire is being investigated.

The whole operation was the largest deployment of SCDF officers in an industrial estate fire this year.



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