Monday, November 26, 2012

Fire at Hougang flat leaves one woman dead

SINGAPORE: A woman died in a fire that broke out at a 6th floor flat in Hougang Avenue 10.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at block 413 around 3.20pm.

Two fire engines, one red rhino, one supporting vehicle and one ambulance were sent to the location.

Officers found the victim on the ground floor, directly beneath the kitchen window.

SCDF said the fire was near the kitchen window and involved newspapers and kitchen products like liquid detergents.

They also found the kitchen gas stove left in an 'on' position but there were no cooking on the stove.

The case has been handed over to the police.

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