Car bursts into flames at Toa Payoh junction: 'It looked like it was going to explode at any moment'

Submitted by Stomper Pancy, Nelson, Sean

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A car caught fire at the junction of Lorong 1 Toa Payoh and Lorong 6 Toa Payoh on Tuesday afternoon (Oct 1).

Stomper Pancy, Nelson and Sean alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos and a video taken at the scene.

Pancy told Stomp that she saw a lot of smoke coming from the car as people stood a distance away at about 2.18pm.

"The fire was quite fierce.

"It looked very dangerous like the car could explode at any moment."

In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that they responded to the vehicle fire at about 2.15pm.

"The fire, which involved the engine compartment of a car, was extinguished by SCDF using one water jet and one compressed air foam backpack," an SCDF spokesman said.

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.