50 evacuated from Four Seasons Hotel Singapore early this month

A fire broke out on Jan 6 at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore along 190 Orchard Boulevard at 11.20 pm.

On Friday (Jan 15), a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman told The New Paper the fire broke out in a kitchen on the ground floor and was extinguished with one water jet.

SCDF sent two fire engines, two Red Rhinos, one ambulance and eight support vehicles to the hotel.

The spokesman added the sprinkler system was activated before SCDF arrived and about 50 people were evacuated by the building’s security staff.

No one was injured. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The incident happened weeks after the ceiling of the Hilton Singapore hotel driveway collapsed on Dec 13, damaging two cars and injuring four people.

Update: Statement from Four Seasons spokesman

"At around 11pm, the exhaust fan in our One-Ninety restaurant kitchen caused a short circuit and burnt the fan motor which led to a lot of smoke and activated the general alarm.

"No one was injured and there was no evacuation.

"The situation was quickly normalized with the assistance of our in-house Crisis Management team and the local Fire Department."