Fire breaks out at Leedon Residence near Farrer Road
SINGAPORE: A fire broke out on Saturday morning (Mar 17) at Leedon Residence, a condominium at 20 Leedon Heights near Farrer Road.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted at around 10.30am to the fire, which started at a second-floor unit in Block 24.
No one was injured in the fire, which started in the master bedroom of the unit, SCDF said. Around 50 residents of the affected block were evacuated.
The blaze was put out by firefighters with a waterjet, two compressed air foam backpacks and two hose reels in the condominium.
The fire sent plumes of smoke up several storeys of the block.
Smoke and soot affected two units and the third and fourth floor. Firefighters had to force their way into both units to ensure that no one was trapped or affected by the fire, SCDF said.
A resident who lives in the opposite block told Channel NewsAsia that there was a lot of smoke. "It was only when we heard the shattering of the windows and saw the smoke coming out of the unit, we realised it was the second-floor unit on fire," he said.
The unit's window frames were warped from the heat of the blaze, he added.
SCDF said it is investigating the cause of the fire.
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