On Tuesday morning (26 March), close to 1,000 people were evacuated after a fire broke out at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) medicine faculty building.
It was reported that the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was notified of a fire at 14 Medical Drive at 11.10am.
Based on NUS’s website, the address is listed online as the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s MD6 building, which houses the Centre for Translational Medicine and the Medical Library.
Although the cause of the fire is still being investigated by SCDF, but they revealed that the fire involved contents of a freezer room. It was extinguished by the sprinkler system before the fire brigade arrived at the scene. No injuries were reported.
Imran Ibrahim, who works in customer service at the nearby National University Hospital, told The Straits Times (ST) that he saw about five fire engines and six police vehicle at the area. He added that a huge crowd gathered outside the building to witness what is happening.
At the time of writing, the university has yet to give out its statement regarding this event.