SINGAPORE: A person was taken to hospital and about 100 people were evacuated after an explosion at the Audi service centre in Ubi on Tuesday (Mar 7).
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was called to 55 Ubi Road 1 at about 8.55am and noticed that a section of the exterior wall on the side of the building had collapsed.
In an update at 3.56pm, SCDF said preliminary investigation indicates that a fire had occurred in the motor room of the building located on the ground floor.
The fire had burnt itself out before SCDF’s arrival, it added.
“We understand that prior to SCDF’s arrival, a few members of the public had used fire extinguishers upon seeing smoke emitting from the motor room.”
In the midst of their efforts, one person fell down and sustained abrasion to both hands, said SCDF, adding that the person was taken to Raffles Hospital and there were no other reported injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.