Fire breaks out at construction site in Anson Road


Update: The Singapore Civil Defence Force said in a statement that it had been alerted to a fire at a construction site along Anson road around 6pm and that the fire, which involved construction materials, was extinguished by firefighters in 10 minutes. There were no reported injuries.

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out at a construction site near International Plaza along Anson Road on Thursday evening (Mar 3).

According to a Channel NewsAsia report, an eyewitness named Anh Tran reported a blast that went off at the construction site of Vertical City, a mixed-used development. 

She said that “the fire’s happening in front of the MRT station… It seems like a small fire but there’s lots of smoke coming from it”.

She added that she was not sure when the fire started but that she noticed it around 6.05pm.

Tweets and Facebook posts from a few users also confirmed the fire.

According to The Straits Times, the fire was put out by 6.30pm.

A big fire broke out at the construction site outside my office, International Plaza, located at 10, Anson Road….

Posted by Charles Yee on Thursday, March 3, 2016

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