Driver injured after car in Woodlands catches fire

The car's 24-year-old male driver has been taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. PHOTO: TWITTER/ROSMAYA

SINGAPORE - A car in Woodlands Drive 50 caught fire on Friday (May 19) evening.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at 7.11pm. The fire involved the car's engine compartment and has since been extinguished.

The 24-year-old man who was driving the car complained of neck and shoulder pain, and has been taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

SCDF dispatched two fire bikes, one fire engine, one red rhino, and an ambulance to the scene, and put out the fire using a water jet within 10 minutes.

No one else was injured, The Straits Times understands.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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