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Workers evacuated after fire breaks out at Ubi warehouse
SCDF personnel work to put out a fire at a warehouse located in Ubi Ave 4 at 2am on Feb 27, 2018. Photo: SCDF
February 27th, 2018 | 10:47 AM | 580 views
Workers were evacuated from an industrial building at Ubi Avenue after a fire broke out early on Tuesday morning (Feb 27).
According to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the fire had fully engulfed two storeys of the affected unit at 191 Ubi Ave 4 when they arrived at the scene.
Eleven workers from the unit had evacuated the building prior to SCDF's arrival. Others were evacuated by police officers. There were no reported injuries.
A check showed that the unit is occupied by Bez Balloons Pte Ltd, a company for party supplies.
"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," said the SCDF.
SCDF firefighters deployed two water jets 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," SCDF added.
The cause of the fire is still under investigations.
courtesy of TODAY
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