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Fire involving discarded items, air-con compressors breaks out at Ang Mo Kio HDB block; no injuries reported

SINGAPORE —Eleven people self-evacuated from a Housing and Development Board (HDB) block in Ang Mo Kio on Tuesday (Aug 30) after some discarded items and air-conditioning compressors caught fire on the ground floor outside a unit there.

In a video posted on Facebook by Ms Camila Tan, thick plumes of smoke can be seen emitted from the raging fire taking place at the back of the two-storey block.

In a video posted on Facebook by Ms Camila Tan, thick plumes of smoke can be seen emitted from the raging fire taking place at the back of the two-storey block.

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SINGAPORE — Eleven people self-evacuated from a Housing and Development Board (HDB) block in Ang Mo Kio on Tuesday (Aug 30) after some discarded items and air-conditioning compressors caught fire on the ground floor outside a unit there.

In response to TODAY’s queries on Wednesday, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the fire at about 5.30pm.

The incident happened at the back of a unit at Block 529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10.

SCDF told TODAY that the fire involved some discarded items and air-conditioning compressors.

Officers then extinguished the fire using one water jet.

“There were no reported injuries,” SCDF said.

In a video posted on Facebook by Ms Camila Tan, thick plumes of smoke can be seen emitting from the raging fire taking place at the back of the two-storey block.

Flames from the fire can be seen licking the second storey of the building.

A fire truck as well as a Red Rhino, a light fire attack vehicle, is seen responding to the incident as members of the public look on.

The area appears hazy as grey smoke fills the air.

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