Crane truck catches fire at West Coast Park

Submitted by Stomper Ju

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A crane truck caught fire at West Coast Park on Tuesday morning (Sept 5).

Stomper Ju shared photos that he took of the burned vehicle at around 7.50am. Firefighters can be spotted at the scene.

Ju said: "As I was heading towards the road, there were dark shrooms of smoke and I saw a fire engine from afar.

"Minutes later, the police car arrived and two policemen alighted from the vehicle. A traffic jam built up.

"As we were waiting, I slowly saw white smoke and it slowly dissipated. That was when I knew the fire had been put out.

"Traffic then began to move slowly as there were only two lanes on the right for motorists to move. A policeman was directing traffic.

"As my car moved closer to the accident area, I saw that the crane truck was the cause of the jam and I took pictures. By then, the fire had already been put out.

"I didn't see the driver or anyone else at the scene. It was just the fire engine, the police and the crane truck."

In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to a fire involving a crane truck near 71 West Coast Highway at about 7.30am.

SCDF extinguished the fire using a water jet.

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

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