Up in flames: The high cost of residential fires in Singapore

A fire engulfed Mr Lim Guo Liang’s two-storey Tampines maisonette flat on July 3, 2019. It cost the family around $90,000 to restore and renovate the flat.
A fire engulfed Mr Lim Guo Liang’s two-storey Tampines maisonette flat on July 3, 2019. It cost the family around $90,000 to restore and renovate the flat.PHOTOS: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS, LIM GUO LIANG

SINGAPORE - When Mr Lim Guo Liang heard about more cases of personal mobility devices (PMDs) posing a safety hazard two years ago, he immediately told his eldest son to sell his PMD.

But the battery of the PMD burst into flames when it was being charged in their living room on July 3, 2019.

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