Fire at Geylang restaurant, SCDF investigating trigger


SINGAPORE —  A fire broke out at the back of a restaurant in Geylang on Saturday (Feb 4) evening.

According to Chinese data every day Lianhe Zaobao, the fireside started on the second floor of the Xiao Xiang Yuan Hunan Restaurant, near the junction of Geylang Road and Lorong 12 Geylang.

A worker on the adjoining espresso retailer, who acknowledged herself solely as Ann, instructed Zaobao that upon discovering the fireside, she switched off {the electrical} power at her workplace and evacuated to a safe place.

Videos posted on social media current bystanders all through Geylang Road watching as black smoke billowed out the once more of the row of shophouses.

Personnel from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) had been seen rolling out fireplace hoses whereas the police cordoned off the realm and directed web site guests spherical emergency cars.

Another video reveals passers-by taking films of the fireside in an alley behind the restaurant.


The fireplace, which involved the contents of a two-storey shophouse, was extinguished with two water jets, said SCDF.

It added that eight people had already evacuated the shophouse sooner than SCDF’s arrival on the scene. One particular person was assessed by SCDF nonetheless subsequently didn’t want to be taken to hospital.

The rationalization for the fireside is beneath investigation, said SCDF.

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