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50 people evacuated after fire breaks out in electrical room at VivoCity mall, no injuries reported

Police and firefighters seen at the second basement level of VivoCity mall, where a fire led to workers from about a dozen shops and food stalls being evacuated on June 7, 2022.

Police and firefighters seen at the second basement level of VivoCity mall, where a fire led to workers from about a dozen shops and food stalls being evacuated on June 7, 2022.

SINGAPORE — About 50 people were evacuated from VivoCity mall after a fire broke out in a mechanical and electrical room located in its second basement level on Tuesday (June 7).

In response to TODAY’s queries, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at 6.45pm.

SCDF officers extinguished the fire with fire extinguishers and evacuated the people in the area as a precaution, it added. 

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Eyewitnesses told TODAY that a strong smoky smell started wafting out of the toilet area at about 6.45pm and the fire alarm was set off in the mall located next to HarbourFront MRT Station.

Police officers and the mall’s security guards arrived soon after to cordon off an area near the toilet and told staff members working in the surrounding shops to evacuate, they said.
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