SINGAPORE – The residents of the St Regis Hotel on Tanglin Road had to be moved after a bedroom went up in flames.
The Civil Defense Police of Singapore (SCDF) reported that he had responded to the fire incident at 33 Tanglin Road at around 11.30pm on Wednesday (February 20).
The fire included bedroom contents in a unit at level 12, and was extinguished using a water and hosereel jet.
"Upon reaching SCDF, building managers had already started to empty the building," he said.
Savills Property Management, managing St Regis Residences, estimated that around 200 residents were exhausted.
Speaking to The Straits Times on Thursday, managing director of Savills Property Management, Chan Kok Hong, said they took the precautions of extinguishing the whole tower in view of the big fire.
"When the fire alarm is ringing, we'll give firefighters instantly to try to put it out, but we can not include it," he said.
The residents were moved to the St Regis hotel lobby, associated properties located nearby.
"Staff were very hospitable, and even provided drinks to residents," he added.
A man living on the thirteenth floor was removed by SCDF and was taken to the Singapore General Hospital for breathing of smoke.
Mr Chan said that the man was living with two elderly residents who are doing right.
The Straits Times understands that the man is aware when going to hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Photos posted to social media show a flame within one of the units. Dark smoke falls out of the unit window.
In a video posted to Instagram, a number of SCDF vehicles and officers can be seen in the scene.
Mr Chan said that the managers had assessed the damage and worked to restore the lifts that were affected by the fire. The repairs will be done over the next few days, he added.