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Fire involving 'multiple vehicles' breaks out at workshop in Defu Lane, no reported injuries

SINGAPORE — A vehicle workshop in Defu Lane caught fire on Friday (Nov 25) evening and officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) took about an hour to extinguish it.

Firefighters trying to contain a blaze at a workshop on Defu Lane on Nov 25, 2022.

Firefighters trying to contain a blaze at a workshop on Defu Lane on Nov 25, 2022.

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SINGAPORE — A vehicle workshop in Defu Lane caught fire on Friday (Nov 25) evening, and officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) took about an hour to extinguish it.

The fire affected “multiple vehicles” parked within the premises of the workshop but there were no reported injuries.

SCDF first posted about the incident on its Facebook page at 6.45pm, saying that it had been alerted to the fire at 53, Defu Lane 12.

About 30 minutes later, it said that the fire was under control.

In a final update at 8.17pm, SCDF said that the area affected by the fire measured about 10m by 10m.

It added that black smoke was seen billowing from the workshop when its officers first arrived at the scene.

The firefighters then used three water jets to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to the neighbouring units.

SCDF said that damping-down operations are ongoing, which is to prevent the fire from rekindling due to hot burnt surfaces. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

In a photo that has been shared on social media, thick plumes of smoke from the scene can be seen from the nearby Bartley Road East viaduct.

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