Fire destroys dance studio, roof of Geylang Bahru building (Video)

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A fire broke out this morning in a building in Geylang Bahru, destroying a dance studio and damaging the roof of the building.

The fire had already spread to the second floor of the building at 70A Geylang Bahru when the Singapore Civil Defense Force, or SCDF, was alerted at around 6:35 a.m. They spent an hour trying to put out the fire, which caused the tiles and windows to collapse.

“When SCDF arrived, the fire was found to be well lit on the second floor of a two-story room,” SCDF said in a statement. “The firefighters had to be careful because the tiles directly above them started to collapse.”

Photos and videos circulating online showed debris falling from the ceiling, completely shattered window panes and thick black smoke spreading to nearby public housing blocks. There was also a city council office nearby, but fear not this building was not affected, SCDF said.

Fire trucks were parked outside the area as around 40 firefighters rushed to extinguish the flames with four jets of water. They continued to dilute all burnt surfaces to prevent the fire from reigniting. Eleven emergency vehicles were on site.

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