Three people were injured after a fire broke out in a residential unit at Block 293D Bukit Batok Street 21 after midnight on Thursday (July 18).

In a statement on Facebook, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it responded to the fire on the 26th floor at about 12.40am.

“SCDF firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets conducted forcible entry into the heavily smoke-logged unit,” it added.

The fire involved the contents of the living room and was extinguished using two water jets.

A Stomper alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos showing charred furniture in the blackened room.

A man and a woman were rescued from the burning unit, according to the SCDF.

The man, who was found unconscious with burn injuries, was sent to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital while the woman was taken to Singapore General Hospital for smoke inhalation.

A third person, an elderly man, was injured during evacuation and conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

About 70 people from the affected block were evacuated by the SCDF and the police.

The SCDF is investigating the cause of the fire.