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Fire breaks out at dance studio in Geylang Bahru, next to Jalan Besar Town Council

​SINGAPORE — A fire broke out at a dance studio at Geylang Bahru, next to the Jalan Besar Town Council, on Wednesday morning (July 28).

Fire breaks out at dance studio in Geylang Bahru, next to Jalan Besar Town Council

The Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted to a fire at 70A Geylang Bahru on July 28, 2021 at 6.35am.

SINGAPORE — A fire broke out at a dance studio at Geylang Bahru, next to the Jalan Besar Town Council, on Wednesday morning (July 28).

At 6.35am, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to a fire at 70A Geylang Bahru.

The dance studio was on the second floor of the two-storey premises, SCDF said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

The town council building remains generally unaffected, it added.

The fire was “well-alight” when firefighters arrived, SCDF said. Firefighters immediately deployed water jets around the premises to contain it and prevent it from spreading.

“Once the fire was under control, firefighters donned breathing apparatus sets and proceeded onto the second floor to locate the seat of the fire,” SCDF said.

“Firefighters had to exercise caution as roof tiles directly above them started collapsing.”

Eleven emergency vehicles and around 40 firefighters were deployed to the scene. At the height of the operation, four water jets were used.

The fire was extinguished in about an hour.

SCDF added that it is now performing damping down operations on the area. This refers to the application of water to wet burnt surfaces immediately after a fire is put out, in order to prevent it from rekindling.

Eleven emergency vehicles and around 40 firefighters were deployed to the scene. Photo: Singapore CIvil Defence Force

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