Dear Editor

In what is now becoming a common theme, another car caught fire, this time at Airport Boulevard on Thursday morning. SCDF reported that they managed to put out the fire using two water jets, and that occupants of the car had managed to escape before the car burst into flames.

An eyewitness said that he was dropping off his passenger at Terminal 1 when he saw the car ‘explode’. Smoke was reportedly seen about 50 m away. He then said that the car on front of him slowed down, and when he passed by the burning car, he could feel the heat even from his taxi. A man and a woman emerged from the burning taxi and managed to run away.

This incident is a latest in a series of fires affecting cars. A Volkswagen Golf hatchback caught fire along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Jurong, near the Toa Payoh Lorong 6 exit, on Monday afternoon. A car caught fire at Woodlands Drive 50 last Friday evening, and 2 TransCab taxis were also involved in fires – one at Marymount Road on Monday and one along Commonwealth Avenue on April 30.

It is understood that the latest car accident did not involve a CNG car.

Luke Chang

A.S.S. Contributor

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