Fire engulfs engineering laboratory at NUS, two taken to NUH

Fire engulfs engineering laboratory at NUS, two taken to NUH

A fire broke out at a National University of Singapore (NUS) laboratory in the engineering faculty on Friday night. 


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Here is the full statement from NUS:

On 4 April 2014, a fire broke out at a laboratory located at Block EW2 at the NUS Faculty of Engineering at around 10.07pm. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted immediately and firefighters arrived shortly. A graduate student and a campus security officer were sent to the National University Hospital for medical attention. They are in a stable condition. The fire is under control and the cause of the fire is currently being investigated.

The safety and well-being of our staff and students are our top priorities. The family of the injured student is currently with him and we are providing the necessary assistance to those affected by the incident.

Here is the full statement from SCDF:

SCDF was alerted to a case of fire at 3 Engineering Drive 3 at 2213hrs on 4 April 2014.  SCDF resources were immediately dispatched to the incident site.

Upon the arrival of SCDF resources, a laboratory at level 6 of Blk EW2 (updated information from NUS) was engulfed in flames.  

The fire involved the contents of the laboratory. Donning breathing apparatus sets, SCDF fire fighters extinguished the fire within one and half hours using 5 water jets.  Fire was contained within the laboratory.

Two students of the affected laboratory self evacuated prior to the arrival of SCDF. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.   

A male Chinese student who was in the laboratory at the time of incident and a security officer were conveyed to NUH for smoke inhalation.

 

 

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