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20180311 3 rescued after e-scooter battery pack sparks fire in Senja HDB flat

  Singapore Mar 11 2018 “Building”

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3 rescued after e-scooter battery pack sparks fire in Senja HDB flat
Updated: 2018-03-11 07:51


SINGAPORE - Three people were rescued from a HDB flat in Senja Road after an e-scooter battery pack caused a fire.
In a Facebook post on Saturday night (March 10), the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to the blaze in a third-storey unit at 636C, Senja Road, at 9.05pm.
Firefighters had to force their way into the flat through the front door, and extinguished the fire using a compressed air foam backpack and a water jet.
They also pitched a ladder at the rear of the flat, rescuing the flat's three occupants from the air-conditioner ledge.
All three were taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for smoke inhalation.
According to SCDF, its preliminary investigation found that the cause of the fire is of electrical origin, and had originated from the battery pack of a personal mobility device (PMD).

Web Source: StraitsTimes
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/3-rescued-from-senja-flat-fire-sparked-by-e-scooter-battery-pack


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