[Unit Fire @ 191, Ubi Ave 4]
On 27 Feb at about 2am, SCDF responded to a unit fire in a light industrial building at 191 Ubi Ave 4.
Upon SCDF’s arrival, the fire had fully engulfed two storeys of the affected unit. Firefighters deployed two water jets as an immediate offensive firefighting tactic to control the blaze from within the building. Two additional water jets were also deployed to protect the adjacent units.
Firefighters faced dark and smoke-logged conditions and had to negotiate narrow stairs leading up to the mezzanine storage platform.
The fire which involved stockpiles of party supplies, such as balloons and inflatables on the upper levels of the unit was extinguished within two hours and damping down* is currently in progress.
11 workers from the unit had self evacuated prior to SCDF arrival. Others were evacuated by Police officers. There were no reported injuries.
*Damping down is a term used by SCDF to describe the application of water to wet burnt surfaces immediately after the fire is put out. This is to prevent any potential rekindle of fire from the hot burnt surfaces.
source: fb post by Singapore Civil Defence Force