4 residents, including baby, sent to hospital after fire caused by e-bike that was charged overnight at Bukit Batok East

Submitted by Stomper Jo

This story was submitted via Facebook. Click here to join our Facebook page.

Four people, including a baby, were injured when an e-bike caught fire outside a unit on the second floor of Block 231 Bukit Batok East Avenue 5 today (Oct 13) at 3.50am.

In a Facebook post, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that the fire involved the contents of a living room and corridor and was extinguished with a water jet.

The four residents were taken to the National University Hospital (NUH).

Preliminary investigations indicate that the fire was caused by the overnight charging of an electric bicycle.

Stomper Jo shared a photo of the charred remains of the flat via Facebook.

According to The Straits Times, the e-bike is believed to belong to residents of a unit on the second floor.

A woman from that unit was taken to hospital.

The e-bike was charged outside and parked near the door of the opposite unit.

The residents of that unit, a couple and their five-day-old baby were taken to hospital as well with minor injuries. 

SCDF reminded members of the public in their Facebook post to follow some fire tips on the prevention of battery fires involving Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs). See them in the gallery above.