Fire breaks out in Sumang Walk flat after e-scooter left charging in kitchen

A fire involving a involving a personal mobility device (PMD) broke out in a unit at Block 326C Sumang Walk in Punggol on Tuesday morning (Sep 25).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post that it responded to the fire at about 9.20am.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, black smoke was seen emitting from a unit on the fourth floor.

"The fire involved a Personal Mobility Device (PMD) that was left charging in the kitchen and was extinguished quickly by means of a compressed air foam backpack and a hose reel," added the SCDF, who also posted a photo of a charred e-scooter.

"Preliminary investigation indicated electrical origin as the cause of fire, originating from the battery pack of the PMD."

No injuries were reported.

The SCDF also provided these safety tips as a reminder to the public regarding the prevention of fires involving PMDs:

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