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Fire breaks out at Borneo Motors building

A fire broke out at the Borneo Motors building at Leng Kee late Friday morning. Borneo Motors is the distributor of Lexus and Toyota car brands.

SINGAPORE: A fire broke out at the Borneo Motors building at Leng Kee late Friday morning.

Borneo Motors is the distributor of Lexus and Toyota car brands.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said the fire was put out within 15 minutes of SCDF personnel arriving on the scene. SCDF said no one was injured.

A spokesperson from Borneo Motors told Channel NewsAsia it was its body and paint repairs facility at Leng Kee that was involved in the fire.

The spokesperson said one of the stay-paint ovens had short circuited. The ovens are used to dry freshly-painted cars.

The spokesperson said it is unable to verify if there was a vehicle in the oven at the time of the fire as access to the facility is currently blocked.

The spokesperson said its staff on hand had tried to put out the fire with fire extinguishers.

Its 60 employees were immediately evacuated from the facility.

Borneo Motors is helping with investigations on the cause of the fire. 

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