Fire in La Tapería, Shaw Centre

Thankfully, there were no injured individuals.

Mommy Rhey | Nov. 30, 2021 | 341 reads
Fire in La Tapería, Shaw Centre
Credit: Donald Pwee / Facebook

A fire broke out at La Tapería, a Spanish restaurant at Shaw Center. After customers and staff noticed the fire, they quickly self-evacuated. The fire activate the water sprinkler. Moments later, the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) arrived and used a water jet to control and eliminate the fire.

The SCDF was alerted by an individual and reported that a fire at La Tapería.

In a preliminary investigation conducted by the SCDF, an electric box on the second floor caused the fire. A spokesperson from the SCDF said that "The fire involved an electrical circuit box in a unit on the second floor of the premises."

Due to the fire incident at the La Tapería, the Les Amis Group decided to close down temporarily along with La Strada. Further investigations will be by the SCDF to determine the other situations that triggered the electric circuit box. The Les Amis group apologized for the incident on their Facebook page and informed that they are working with the SCDF for the ongoing investigation. The company spokesperson said that no staff or customers have injured in the incident.

"For the safety of all guests and staff, all concepts at Shaw Centre will be temporarily closed today till the investigations have been fully conducted," said Les Amis Group. The company also closed down outlets in Raffles City.

What is the best thing to do if a fire breaks out?

If a fire breaks out at home or any establishment, the first thing is you have to calm down. The situation may freak you out, but calm yourself and do not panic. It will help you decide on which way to go. Tell other people to take the fire exit or doors to get out. If the fire rises, lay down and crawl on the floor. Get out and go to the safe area.

You should be aware of the places of fire extinguishers or fire exits in an establishment or buildings. In case a fire breaks out, you know what to do.

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