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Fire breaks out on Plaza Singapura level one, some shops experiencing power outage

No injuries were reported.

Fasiha Nazren | November 17, 06:13 pm

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On Nov. 17, shoppers at Plaza Singapura speculated that there was a fire in the mall, after reportedly smelling the strong scent of gas and observing smoke being emitted.

Smoke and gas smell at Plaza Singapura

While the smoke can’t be seen on camera, here are some videos of what happened at Plaza Singapura earlier today:

Video from @bigbirdlaughinggold on Instagram

Video from @gofffffff on Instagram

Video from @ttyhsneakables on Instagram

SCDF deployed

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was at the scene.

Photo from @jasonosaur on Instagram
Photo from Jeff Teo

Fire on first floor of mall

Plaza Singapura confirmed that they were alerted to smoke emitting from a particular unit on the fourth level of the mall:

According to the post, there was no fire, and no injuries were reported.

Some shops are also reported to be experiencing a power outage.

SCDF stated there was a fire

However, responding to Mothership’s queries, SCDF stated that there was a fire involving an electrical meter panel on the first level.

The fire was extinguished and there were no reported injuries.

Here’s the full statement:

“SCDF received a call at 1:07pm. The caller reported seeing smoke inside the building at 68 Orchard Road.

The fire involving an electrical meter panel on level one was extinguished by SCDF using one dry powder extinguisher. There was no reported injury. The cause of fire is under investigation.”

Top image via screenshots from IG stories.

 

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