'Raging' fire at CK Building at Tampines
A fire broke out at the CK Building at Tampines Street 92 earlier this afternoon (Aug 17).
It was reported that the fire started at about 1.30pm and that occupants of the building have been evacuated .
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) posted on Facebook that the 'raging' fire took place on the "3rd and 4th floor".
The building is believed to have stored highly flammable goods such as paper products and aerosols. These created such an intense heat that fighting the fire from inside was out of the question.
It added: "SCDF has deployed 6 water jets on the exterior of the building to contain the fire.
Five fire engines, two red rhinos, two fire bikes, 12 support vehicles and two ambulances were dispatched.
Witnesses took to social media to post updates, with some spotting plumes of smoke on the PIE or from their locations near the vicinity.
Ms Nicole Pestana, 30, said she was shocked when she saw smoke from her HDB flat at Tampines Street 45.
The travel safety coordinator said: "My colleagues were sending photos in our group WhatsApp chat. I can also see it from where I was. It must be quite a big fire for me to be able to see."
Another witness, part-time Deliveroo rider Shaikh Muhammad Ahmad Badjenid, saw the fire when he was delivering food to a nearby building at Tampines Street 93.
The 22-year-old said: "I saw police officers clearing the crowds and fire trucks rushing down towards the direction of the fire. It was quite a scene."
The cloud of smoke was so large that it could be seen from the taller buildings in the Marina Bay area.
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