E-bike catches fire at Choa Chu Kang MRT station, explosions heard

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Explosions were heard as a power-assisted bike (PAB) caught fire at 15 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 on Friday morning (Jan 3).

Stomper Abdullah contributed a video of the incident.

In the video, the e-bike can be seen in an upright position as flames engulf it. 

Explosions can be heard as the fire rages and the e-bike then falls onto the ground.

An SMRT staff can then be seen putting out the fire with a fire extinguisher.

Stomper Jeff shared with Stomp a post of the incident that was published on Facebook page SG Road Vigilante.

According to SG Road Vigilante's post, the PAB is a Mobot that has an illegally-modified external battery installed. 

Responding to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said: "On Jan 3 at about 10.45am, SCDF responded to a fire at 15 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4.

"The fire, involving a power-assisted bicycle, was extinguished by SMRT staff using a fire extinguisher prior to SCDF's arrival.

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