SINGAPORE: A fire broke out in Little India at Dickson Road on Thursday (May 16) afternoon.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post at about 3.05pm it had been alerted to the fire at 14 Dickson Road.
"SCDF is at scene conducting firefighting operations," read the post.
Footage posted on social media showed thick, grey smoke rising into the air. Videos shared by eyewitnesses with reporters also showed smoke emanating from a row of shophouses.
The roof of a shophouse appeared to be charred as several SCDF personnel battled the flames.
"The roof is completely gone," eyewitness Farihin K told reporters.
"The fire engines reached the scene pretty fast," Farihin added.
"The firemen arrived at the scene in seven minutes," another eyewitness, Mohan, said, noting that the fire appeared to have been brought "under control" by about 3.20pm.
One Twitter user said the fire was visible from as far as Suntec.