Singapore

Orchard Road Christmas tree catches fire

It took shoppers by surprise.

A Christmas tree outside a shopping mall on Orchard Road burst into flames on Wednesday night (Dec 2).

Passers-by posted photos of the blaze on social media.

In some videos, pedestrians were seen fleeing from the blaze which produced flames up to two storeys high and a thick cloud of black smoke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tree was outside the Abercrombie and Fitch store at Knightsbridge mall.

Security guards from the mall extinguished the fire and no one was injured.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call at 9.06pm and dispatched a fire engine and a red rhino to the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known.

When they arrived, the fire had already been put out.

 

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