On Wednesday morning (August 17), a day after being engulfed in flames, a nine-story flat in Jurong East caught fire again.

A Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) statement said they were alerted to a second fire at Block 236 Jurong East around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

It was determined that the fire started in one of the bedrooms and was likely reignited by embers deep in the rubble. A firefighter used his jet of water to put out the flames.

No injuries have been reported from this second fire at the flat.

A 48-year-old man died Tuesday after his unit caught fire. Another person who lived in the apartment managed to escape before firefighters arrived.

Three occupants of a nearby apartment building had to be evacuated by firefighters after litter along a common hallway left by the owner of the affected unit caught fire and blocked the escape route. did not.

One of three neighbors rescued from the blaze, a 56-year-old IT analyst who wanted to be known only as Mr. Sunil, the owner of the affected unit said his home appliance He claimed that he had a habit of leaving items at home, such as clothes and bags. common hallway.

Three water jets and a special platform ladder were used to fight the first flames by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets. The fire she completely extinguished in five hours.

For about eight hours after the fire was extinguished, the SCDF said firefighting efforts, including watering the burnt surfaces, were carried out to prevent the blaze from reigniting.

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