SINGAPORE - Firemen prised open a lift door to rescue two women while five other people in another lift were freed by a technician after a late afternoon fire at the Golden Mile Complex yesterday.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) sent a Red Rhino, two fire engines, two ambulances and four support vehicles to the complex at about 4.40pm after receiving a call about the blaze in an electrical room at the loading bay on the first storey of the building at Beach Road.
The women were trapped in the lift on the eighth storey while the other five were stuck on the 10th floor.
An SCDF spokesman said one of the women, believed to be in her 60s, felt breathless and was taken to the Singapore General Hospital.
About 200 people had already made their way out of the building before the SCDF officers arrived.
The officers used two water jets to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Meanwhile, about 30 people were evacuated by SCDF officers following a fire at an industrial building in Geylang East Avenue 3 yesterday evening.
An SCDF spokesman said: "The fire was extinguished using two water jets.
"No injuries were reported."
This article was first published on October 2, 2014.
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