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Fire guts second floor of shophouse in Aliwal Street

September 12, 2011 - 4:22pm



A fire, which broke out early this morning, completely gutted the second floor of a shophouse in Aliwal Street.

The fire, which broke at 123am, was brought under control in 30 minutes by the SCDF, said a SCDF spokesman.

"The second level of No 63 Aliwal Street was totally burnt. The attic area of the neighouring unit at No 61 Aliwal Street was also affected by the fire," said the spokesman.

No one was injured although a Malay man, who suffered from smoke inhalation, was sent to to the hospital said a police spokesman. An Indonesian male was also sent to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

The police are investigating the cause of the fire.

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