Samsung is gearing up for the release of its latest flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ at the Unpacked event tomorrow. While most details about them have already been pretty much revealed, the anticipation is still palpable. That said, one Samsung store was fired up about the reveal in all the wrong ways.
As reported by Channel News Asia, a fire broke out at the Samsung Experience Store located in AMK Hub, a suburban shopping mall in Singapore. It started in the early morning hours of March 28 (at 1:25 AM local), in the storeroom, located at basement level one, according to AMK Hub general manager Andy Kau.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted of the incident at 1:32 AM and sent two fire engines, two Red Rhinos (car-sized fire engines), and five support vehicles at the scene. In the end, the fire was extinguished by a SCDF water jet and the mall's sprinkler system.
As a result, an area of two meters by one meter in the shop's storeroom was affected, with no one being injured in the process. Despite the lack of injuries, mall management temporarily closed off the area surrounding the store due to safety concerns and for cleaning.
In a statement to the site, Samsung Electronics declared:
We are currently assessing the property damage and working closely with the authorities to determine the cause of the fire. The store will remain temporarily closed during this period. We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused
Given the Note7's fiery tendency, let's hope the only warm news around Samsung's upcoming devices will be the praise of publications and consumers alike.