Loud explosion heard after rubbish bin catches fire at Petir Road during wee hours

Submitted by Stomper Ari

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A rubbish bin caught fire at Block 168 Petir Road in the wee hours of Saturday (Apr 11).

Stomper Ari said a loud explosion was heard at 1.03am and submitted photos showing the bin in flames.

He added: "The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the police were immediately notified.

"The officers interviewed onlookers but no one saw any culprit or how the fire started."

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to the fire, which involved the contents of a rubbish bin, at around 1am and extinguished it using a domestic supply hose.

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

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