Fire breaks out at Orchard Towers

Fire breaks out at Orchard Towers

Channel NewsAsia·2018-02-07 12:00

A fire broke out at Orchard Towers on Tuesday (Feb 6). (Photo: Ruth Smalley)

SINGAPORE: Smoke spread through Orchard Towers on Tuesday night (Feb 6) after a fire broke out. 

When Channel NewsAsia was at the scene at about 8.10pm, firefighters and police were already at the scene. 

There was an acrid smell like that of burning rubber or plastic in the air.

The air smelled of burning rubber or plastic. (Photo: Ruth Smalley)

A fire engine and firefighters seen outside Orchard Towers. (Photo: Ruth Smalley)

Policemen seen at Orchard Towers on Tuesday (Feb 6) after a fire broke out. (Photo: Ruth Smalley)

The crowd appeared calm and held on to their drinks as the police evacuated them from the building which houses a large number of bars and nightclubs.

A fire broke out at Orchard Towers on Tuesday (Feb 6). (Photo: Ruth Smalley)

Channel NewsAsia has reached out to the Singapore Civil Defence Force for more details. 

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