Sungei Kadut warehouse fire: 7 rescued, explosions heard before blaze

Four fire engines, two Red Rhinos, an ambulance and seven support vehicles were immediately deployed to the site.

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Singapore. firefighters on Wednesday rescued seven people blaze-engulfed three-storey building in warehouse compound in the city's Sungei Kadut area.

It was reported that seven people were trapped in an office block adjoining the warehouse at 65 Sungei Kadut Loop when the fire broke out. While three were rescued from the rooftop, four were pulled out from a third-floor balcony, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

Four fire engines, two Red Rhinos, an ambulance and seven support vehicles were also immediately deployed to the site, it added.

According to the Channel News Asia, 50 firefighters were trying to beat out flames using seven water jets and it took more than three hours to completely extinguish the fire.

"Firefighters have surrounded the three-storey warehouse with seven jets, and have confined the fire to the building which measures 100m by 50m," said SCDF in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning.

Residents in nearby Choa Chu Kang woke up when they heard loud explosions during the night. According to Channel News Asia, an eyewitness identified asYap Pheng Leong, a resident of Choa Chu Kang Crescent, said that the fire started at around 5.35am.

"It was raining heavily at that time and I was woken up by the loud explosions," said Yap, as reported. He also said that the fire had subsided by around 7am, although faint glows of flames could still be seen.

This is a developing story