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180 residents self-evacuate after early morning fire at Buangkok condo, likely caused by charging e-bike

SINGAPORE — About 180 residents of a condominium block in Buangkok evacuated their homes in the early morning on the second day of Chinese New Year after a fire broke out in one of the units.

180 residents self-evacuate after early morning fire at Buangkok condo, likely caused by charging e-bike

In photos that were shared by the SCDF, the charred remains of a bedroom can be seen. In another photo, soot can be seen on the exterior walls of the building.

SINGAPORE — About 180 residents of a condominium block in Buangkok evacuated their homes in the early morning on the second day of Chinese New Year after a fire broke out in one of the units.

In a Facebook post on Sunday (Jan 26), the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it had responded to a fire at No 5 Buangkok Green at about 5.50am. It is the address of the Hougang Green condominium.

The fire, which involved the contents of a bedroom, was extinguished by the SCDF with one water jet.

Two persons were assessed by SCDF paramedics for superficial burns and difficulty breathing, but refused to be taken to the hospital.

“Preliminary investigation indicates that the fire was of electrical origin from an e-bike battery which was charging at the time of the fire,” said the SCDF.

In photos that were shared by the SCDF, the charred remains of a bedroom can be seen. In another photo, soot can be seen on the exterior walls of the building.

The SCDF post also has safety tips on personal mobility devices and power-assisted bicycles responsibly.

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