Two toddlers rescued from fire in Marsiling apartment


SINGAPORE: Police rescued two toddlers from a fire that broke out at a Housing Development Board (HDB) flat in Marsiling late Wednesday night (June 22).

The Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the fire at Block 218 Marsiling Crescent around 10:40 p.m.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, the fire was raging and thick black smoke billowed from the unit.

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The fire involved the contents of a bedroom in a second-floor unit, SCDF said in a Facebook post, adding that the fire was extinguished with a water jet.

“As a result of the fire, the entire unit was damaged by heat and smoke,” he added.

As a precaution, around 60 people from neighboring units were evacuated by the police.

Two toddlers who were found conscious in the living room of the affected unit were rescued by two police officers.

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They were taken to the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital by two SCDF ambulances.

“We understand that after the fire started, a member of the public attempted to force open the door of the affected unit to save the two toddlers,” SCDF said.

The SCDF said it would contact the person to praise them for their ‘quick thinking and quick action’ in their attempt to rescue the toddlers.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.



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