Woman escapes raging fire by climbing out of 5th floor window

Woman escapes raging fire by climbing out of 5th floor window
PHOTO: Lianhe Wanbao

SINGAPORE - A woman whose house was on fire escaped by climbing out the window of her fifth storey apartment and clung on to the ledge for about 20 minutes.

The fire was raging in the living room of her Tanah Merah Kechil Road condominium unit on Wednesday afternoon, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers pulled the woman, 35, back into unit after the fire was put out.

Wanbao reported that the woman escaped from the bedroom window because the fire was blocking access to the front door.

Bystanders and condominium residents who had gathered below were shocked when they saw the woman lying on the ledge and clinging on tightly.

Witnesses said the woman looked shocked and extremely scared.

An ambulance later conveyed her and two other women, aged around 50 and 70 years, to the hospital.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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