Blaze put out at NUS

Blaze put out at NUS
A fire broke out on the second storey of the Sea-to-Space (S2S) building in the National University of Singapore (NUS) Kent Ridge campus yesterday.

A fire broke out at a building in the National University of Singapore (NUS) Kent Ridge campus yesterday.

The building at 14, Kent Ridge Road, was identified as the Sea-to-Space (S2S) building, which houses research laboratories and offices, and a satellite antenna on its roof, according to the NUS website.

A spokesman for NUS said smoke was first detected in the antenna equipment room of the building at about 2.45pm and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted.

The fire was put out by SCDF personnel using a water jet. An SCDF spokesman said the fire involved the contents of one room on the second storey of the building.

About 20 people evacuated the building, and no one was injured in the fire.

When The New Paper went to the premises yesterday at about 4pm, the entire area had been cordoned off and several university staff, police and SCDF personnel were there.

The S2S building was opened in June 2009 for the study, conservation and monitoring of the environment using a satellite.

An NUS spokesman said: "The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority.

"The building is now closed by SCDF for investigation into the cause of the fire."


This article was first published on Feb 24, 2015.
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