Three people taken to hospital after fire breaks out in Sengkang condominium unit

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SINGAPORE: Three people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out in Rivervale Crest condominium in Sengkang on Sunday (Nov 27).

Firefighters were called to a blaze in a unit on the 14th floor of 9 Rivervale Crescent at about 1am on Sunday.

They forced their way into the smoke-logged unit and found three people unconscious in the unit. They were taken to the ground floor.

Emergency medical staff started cardiopulmonary resuscitation on two of them and took them to Sengkang General Hospital. The third person was taken to Singapore General Hospital.

About 150 people from neighbouring units were evacuated by the police as a precautionary measure. 

The fire involved the contents of a bedroom and was extinguished by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) with a water jet.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, said SCDF.

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