Fire involving solar car model breaks out at Singapore Polytechnic

Three security officers suffered from smoke inhalation and were taken to National University Hospital.
Three security officers suffered from smoke inhalation and were taken to National University Hospital.PHOTO: WESLEY SEE TOH

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out at Singapore Polytechnic on Tuesday (Aug 25) at about 10.30am.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that the fire involved a solar car model.

Three security officers suffered from smoke inhalation, and were taken to National University Hospital, SCDF added.

It is believed that the solar car model was in a laboratory in the school.

This is not the first time that there has been a fire at the tertiary institution. In July 2013, firefighters had to battle two fires there in three days. One fire involved a Malay food stall at a foodcourt. A 45-year-old stall assistant suffered minor burns to the right side of her face and arm and was taken to the Singapore General Hospital where she was treated. The other fire happened at an office of a teaching block. No one was injured.

In July 2012, an exhaust duct at another foodcourt at the polytechnic caught fire.