A fire broke out on Nov. 29 evening at North Bridge Road.
The main premises affected appeared to be the famous Nan Hwa Chong Fish Head Steamboat restaurant, located at the corner of the street.
The restaurant is the oldest fish head steamboat restaurant in Singapore and its recipe for traditional Teochew fish head steamboat has been passed down since 1927.
Fire at the shophouse
The restaurant was engulfed in flames on Monday night, and the aftermath of the blaze was captured on a Facebook Live video on the Singapore Incidents Facebook page at around 9pm.The 14-minute-long video showed part of the road cordoned off, with several police cars and fire trucks at the scene.
A number of firefighters were still on-site.
The shophouse building was still smoking, with what appeared to be some orange flames spotted inside the premises.
Restaurant staff seen outside
Numerous passers-by had gathered on the opposite side of the road, including the restaurant staff, some of whom still donned their hair nets.
An elderly staff member was seen showing a video of the large fire that he had filmed on his mobile phone to another bystander.
Additionally, he told the man behind the Facebook Live video that the fire had apparently started from the kitchen's exhaust hood.
Kitchen Exhaust Duct fire
In response to Mothership's queries, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) shared that they were alerted to the fire at around 8:45pm at No. 812 North Bridge Road.
The fire involved a kitchen exhaust duct (KED), and was extinguished using two water jets.
About 20 people self-evacuated from the premises prior to SCDF's arrival, and there were no reported injuries.
Here's a nifty graphic from SCDF on how to prevent KED fires.
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