An e-bike that was parked near Bedok Mall caught on fire yesterday evening, making loud popping noises as the fire engulfed the electric device.
The incident took place on 19 February along Bedok North Drive in Bedok Central, near the vicinity of the Bedok Mall shopping centre.
Videos of the incident circulated on social media, with the e-bike being seen engulfed in flames as passers-by watched on.
The fire then slowly got bigger as a few parts of the e-bike exploded and made popping noises.
Another video emerged online showing firefighters from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responding to the fire and putting it out.
A food delivery rider was also seen standing next to the fire while on the phone, although it isn’t clear if he was the owner of the burning e-bike.
Prior to the arrival of the SCDF officers, a man wearing a purple t-shirt was seen trying to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher but backed away from the flames when it got bigger.
A netizen who shared videos of the incident, Mr Muhammad Iqmal, shared that he was in the area when he chanced upon the fire at about 6.54pm.
The firefighters arrived at about 7pm and used a special fire extinguisher to put out the fire, but there were still remnants of flames.
Eventually, the whole team of firefighters had to spring into action because the SCDF first responders were initially not able to fully put out the fire.
There were no injuries reported, and the SCDF confirmed that they were alerted to a fire that broke out along Bedok North Street 1 involving a PMD.
A compressed air foam backpack was used by the firefighters to put out the fire, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.