31 Jan '16, 3am

5 teens arrested for setting fire to large portion of Punggol Waterway on Saturday night

SINGAPORE - Five young suspects have been arrested for allegedly causing a large blaze at a park in Punggol on Saturday (Jan 30) night. In a Facebook statement on Sunday morning, the Punggol Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) said the quintet, aged between 14 and 20, were involved in a case of mischief by fire at Punggol Waterway, near Waterway Primary School. The "vegetation fire", according to a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman, spread to an area measuring the size of two basketball courts. SCDF deployed two fire engines and two red rhinos to the scene, and the fire was extinguished using three water jets. No one was injured. Punggol NPC said it was alerted to the incident at 10.49pm. It added that the fire caused damage to the park. Police investigations are ongoing, while SCDF is also investigating the cause of the fire. A video posted by Facebook user Suc...

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