Car bursts into flames at Yishun junction, leaves one person with minor injuries

Submitted by Stomper Rifqi

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A car burst into flames at the junction of Yishun Avenue 11 and Yishun Central on Monday afternoon (Nov 22).

Stomper Rifqi shared with Stomp photos and videos of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) vehicles and firefighters at the scene.

"It started off when the blaring of a vehicle's horn caught my attention at around 1.50pm," said the Stomper.

"I then got off to my balcony and saw a trail of smoke coming from a car and from there, I started recording.

"At around 2.10pm, an SCDF ambulance came in an attempt to extinguish the fire but it did not work.

"The fire then started spreading to the other parts of the car.

"About a minute later, an SCDF rhino came but even so, they were unable to extinguish.

"The police soon arrived and at 2.19pm, an SCDF fire truck arrived at the scene and firefighters were seen pulling out the fire hose to extinguish the fire.

"Everything lasted around 30 minutes."

In response to a Stomp query, the SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at 2.05pm.

"The fire involved a car, and was extinguished by SCDF using two compressed air foam backpacks and a hosereel.

"SCDF assessed a person for minor injuries and the person subsequently refused conveyance to the hospital.

"The cause of the fire is under investigation."