1 person taken to hospital after fire at Serangoon Central cafe

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SINGAPORE: One person was taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a cafe at 261 Serangoon Central Drive in the early hours of Saturday morning (May 14).

The Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) was alerted to the blaze at around 1:20 a.m. and firefighters extinguished the blaze with a water jet.

“The fire involved the exhaust duct from the kitchen of a cafe on the first floor of the building,” SCDF said in response to a question from TSTIME.

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Footage of the incident shared on TikTok showed flames rising several stories up in vents on the side of a building.

Around 20 people self-evacuated before the SCDF arrived on the scene, and one person was later taken to Singapore General Hospital by the SCDF due to smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

SCDF has provided an infographic advising members of the public, particularly merchants, on how they can prevent kitchen vent pipe fires.

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