Man taken to hospital after car catches fire at road junction in Woodlands

Man taken to hospital after car catches fire at road junction in Woodlands

The fire involved the engine compartment of a car
The fire involved the engine compartment of a car and was extinguished using a hosereel. (Photos: Mike Yip)

SINGAPORE: A 59-year-old man was taken to hospital after his car caught fire at a road junction in Woodlands on Tuesday (Sep 15).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to a fire at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 1 and 2 at about 2.10pm. 

The fire involved the engine compartment of a car and was extinguished using a hosereel, said the SCDF.

According to the police, the 59-year-old driver was conscious when taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

A video of the fire seen by CNA showed the car engulfed in thick smoke and flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Source: CNA/lk(hs)

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