Fire breaks out at Tampines hawker centre, disrupting operations

7/8/2021 10:31:00 AM

Fire breaks out at Tampines hawker centre, disrupting operations

Fire breaks out at Tampines hawker centre, disrupting operations

SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at a hawker centre at block 823A Tampines Street 81 on Saturday (Aug 7) afternoon, disrupting operations as hawkers evacuated the premises. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was conducting firefighting operations at the location in a statement at about 2

SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at a hawker centre at block 823A Tampines Street 81 on Saturday (Aug 7) afternoon, disrupting operations as hawkers evacuated the premises.The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was conducting firefighting operations at the location in a statement at about 2.45pm.

Witnesses told CNA that they heard multiple loud explosions at about 2.20pm. A video taken by a stall owner showed orange flames burning inside the hawker centre while a loud explosion sounded.Other videos and photos of the scene showed dark grey smoke billowing from the hawker centre.

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The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was conducting firefighting operations at the location in a statement at about 2.45pm. With just one gold secured - courtesy of Ryan Crouser in the shot put - the American men's team face the dire prospect of missing the top of the track podium for the first time in the Games' 125-year history - barring their boycott year in 1980. Witnesses told CNA that they heard multiple loud explosions at about 2. team that have dominated the event for decades but failed to make the final following a ragged run that saw them finish sixth in their semi-final.20pm.S. A video taken by a stall owner showed orange flames burning inside the hawker centre while a loud explosion sounded. In the men's sprint relay it was their first gold medal and their first of any colour since they won bronze in 1948.

Other videos and photos of the scene showed dark grey smoke billowing from the hawker centre."So far only 1 gold in Tokyo with 8 medals remaining up for grabs as I write this. Italy had also never won more than three Olympic gold medals in athletics before. When CNA arrived at the scene, police officers were dispersing crowds away from the fire and telling people to move back so that they would not inhale the smoke. "DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO FOLD MY POPIAHS" A stall helper at the hawker centre said she was folding popiah when she heard another hawker shout.S. She saw that the stall attendant of a nearby fish soup store was washing dishes with a small fire behind him. "This is the year of Italy, this is our year. When the fish soup store attendant noticed the fire he threw some water on it, but the fire then grew rapidly, she said. The American women, by contrast, have dazzled. We won the Eurovision, we won the football European championships, we won five gold medals (in athletics).

Some hawkers tried to get a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, she added. "I didn't even have enough time to fold my popiahs," said the stall helper, who did not want to be named.S. But the 23-year-old made up almost a metre on Britain's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake to help set a new national record of 37. "I didn't even have time to take my money. Now I don't even have anything, how am I supposed to go home?" Another stallholder, who did not want to be named, told CNA that she was preparing ingredients for her store when she noticed that there was a fire and that people were running out of the hawker centre. On paper at least, impressive results at June's U. "I didn't care about my things, I just saw the fire and ran," she said."I need to recharge them for tomorrow because I need them more for the anthem (during the medal ceremony)."I need to recharge them for tomorrow because I need them more for the anthem (during the medal ceremony).

A worker at a zi char stall told CNA that the fire happened at around 2pm to 2. trials suggested a Tokyo gold rush was in store for the men as well.10pm, and that he was shocked to see the fire when he ran over to the affected stall. "I quickly grabbed my things and ran," said the man, who did not want to be named.74 in the 200 metres. It's just we put a lot of work and effort into this and we believe we're the best quartet in the world and we wanted to display that when the time comes," Mitchell-Blake said. When asked how he felt, he said that it was a"headache" and added that he now could not conduct business. Employees of a KFC restaurant near the hawker centre told CNA that they immediately ran upon smelling gas. TOUGH LUCK For some, missing gold was simply a matter of tough luck." Canada did not look to be in the reckoning for a medal at the turn but a brilliant sprint by 200m champion Andre de Grasse sealed bronze for them.

There were no customers inside the restaurant then. Likely medallists on paper even without the retired Usain Bolt, defending champions Jamaica learnt a tough lesson as they messed up their changeovers to finish fifth behind China. Source: CNA/dv(rw) .17 seconds in the 400 metres hurdles smashed the world record, Norway's Karsten Warholm smashed it by even more.