Car catches fire along PIE near Toa Payoh Lor 6, no one hurt

A dark blue Volkswagen Golf caught fire along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Jurong, near the Toa Payoh Lorong 6 exit. No one was hurt in the incident.VIDEO: NAZ
A dark blue Volkswagen Golf caught fire along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Jurong, near the Toa Payoh Lorong 6 exit. No one was hurt in the incident.
A dark blue Volkswagen Golf caught fire along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Jurong, near the Toa Payoh Lorong 6 exit. No one was hurt in the incident. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
A dark blue Volkswagen Golf caught fire along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Jurong, near the Toa Payoh Lorong 6 exit. No one was hurt in the incident.
A dark blue Volkswagen Golf caught fire along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Jurong, near the Toa Payoh Lorong 6 exit. No one was hurt in the incident.ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM
A dark blue Volkswagen Golf caught fire along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Jurong, near the Toa Payoh Lorong 6 exit. No one was hurt in the incident.
A dark blue Volkswagen Golf caught fire along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Jurong, near the Toa Payoh Lorong 6 exit. No one was hurt in the incident. ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM

SINGAPORE - A car caught fire along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Jurong, near the Toa Payoh Lorong 6 exit, on Monday (May 22) afternoon.

The front of the dark blue Volkswagen Golf hatchback was visibly charred in the aftermath of the incident.

The fire was extinguished by the time The Straits Times arrived at the scene at around 3.15pm.

Madam Leong Lee Hwa, who resides in Block 195 which faces the expressway, told ST she did not see what caused the fire.

"When I looked out of my flat, I could see the car was already on fire," said Madam Leong, 77.

"A man in shorts was talking to the police as they were putting the fire out."

She did not know if the man was the driver of the vehicle.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman told ST it was alerted to the fire at about 2.35pm and dispatched one fire engine, a Red Rhino and two fire bikes to the scene.

The fire was extinguished using a water jet and a compressed air foam backpack.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation, the spokesman added.

ST has contacted the Singapore Police Force for more information.