Seven rescued from jammed lifts after Golden Mile Complex fire

Seven rescued from jammed lifts after Golden Mile Complex fire
A fire broke out at the Golden Mile Complex in Beach Road on Wednesday, according to an employee working there.

SINGAPORE - Seven people were freed from lifts in which they had been trapped when a fire broke out at Golden Mile Complex on Wednesday afternoon.

SCDF said it was alerted to the fire incident at the above mentioned location at 4.37pm. Resources were dispatched and arrived within eight minutes.

"Upon SCDF arrival, fire was well alight inside an electrical room situated at the loading/unloading bay on the ground floor of the building," SCDF said in a statement to the media.

At the same time, two lifts within the building had stopped working and there were passengers trapped inside the lifts on the eighth and tenth floor respectively.

SCDF firefighters pried open the lift door on the eighth floor and rescued two women.

One Chinese woman in her 60s felt breathless and was conveyed by an ambulance to the Singapore General Hospital.

The other five people who were stuck inside the other lift on the 10th floor were freed by a lift technician.

Approximately 200 people self-evacuated from the building prior to SCDF arrival.

SCDF said investigation into the cause of fire is ongoing.

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