Passers by were shocked when a manhole at the junction of Hill Street and High Street exploded this morning, with flames coming out of the opening that the explosion created.
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received a report of the incident at around 7.30am this morning and extinguished the fire with a foam jet.
There were no casualties or injuries.
Part of the right-most lane of Hill Street is now blocked off and SCDF resources are stationed there as a precaution. They are also investigating whether there is a gas leak.