Explosion heard as car bursts into flames on PIE towards Tuas

Submitted by Stomper Usain

A car caught fire on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Wednesday evening (Jan 10), causing a traffic jam.

A video sent by Stomper Usain shows a car engulfed in the fire and an explosion can also be heard.

According to The Straits Times, ST reader Jacky who is an Uber driver, said: "I saw a few policemen directing traffic. The car was totally engulfed in flames. I heard an explosion."

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to a vehicle fire on the PIE towards Tuas after Clementi Avenue 6 at about 8.55pm.

The Land Transport Authority took to Twitter to advise motorists to avoid lanes 1 and 2.

Traffic camera footage on the One.Motoring website shows that traffic was still heavy in the area at 10.15pm.

Firemen extinguished the blaze using a water jet. There were no injuries reported.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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