SCDF issues more fines and notices for unauthorised change of use of premises
The number of fines and notices issued by the Singapore Civil Defence Force for the unauthorised change of use of premises increased in the first six months of this year.
There was an about 36.2 per cent jump in numbers compared to the same period last year.
40 per cent of 861 notice of fire safety offences were for changes of residential premises to for example, workers' dormitories or backpacker's hostels.
SCDF also said the number of fires it responded to in the first six months of this year is the lowest in 10 years.
SCDF responded to 2,191 fires from January to June this year.
The average number of fires for the first six months in the last ten years is 2,482 cases.
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