30 people evacuated after car bursts into flames at The Clementi Mall carpark

Submitted by Stomper Aileen, Elijah

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A car burst into flames while parked at The Clementi Mall this afternoon (Apr 9).

Stompers Aileen and Elijah were on the scene and sent photos to Stomp showing fire engines and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers on location.

Elijah captured the aftermath of the incident and the burnt up car.

The mall was cordoned off to the public for safety.

An SCDF spokesperson provided Stomp with the following statement:

"SCDF was alerted to an incident at The Clementi Mall at around 1.15pm today.

"SCDF dispatched two fire engines, two red rhinos and two support vehicles.

"The fire involved the engine compartment of a car and was extinguished by SCDF using fire extinguishers, Compressed Air Foam (CAF) backpacks and an internal hose reel.

"Approximately 30 people were evacuated by the building's security.

"There were no reported injuries.

"The cause of the fire is under investigation."