Samsung is having the worst of luck when it comes to fires. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, a Samsung battery plant went up in flames, and now a Samsung store in Singapore suffered the same fate. The fire caused neighboring shops in the mall to close temporarily for safety and cleaning.
Samsung confirmed the unfortunate turn of events, issuing a statement on the incident.
“We were alerted to a fire at the Samsung Experience Store at AMK Hub in the early hours of Tuesday morning before store opening hours,” the statement said.
“The fire was extinguished by water sprinklers in the store an no one was injured during the incident. We are currently assessing the property damage and working closely with the authorities to determine the cause of the fire.”
This incident could have gone unnoticed if it wasn’t for Samsung’s extremely bad luck in the past few months. However, it also comes at a very unfortunate time for the South Korean manufacturer. Its brand new flagship duo, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, is getting announced tomorrow and the last thing anyone needs is another device that goes up in flames.