Car bursts into flames near Maris Stella High School; driver and her son unhurt

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A car in flames near Maris Stella High School on 13 January 2022. (PHOTO: Courtesy of Wong Min Hao/Yahoo News Singapore)
A car in flames near Maris Stella High School on 13 January 2022. (PHOTO: Courtesy of Wong Min Hao/Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE — A black Mercedes-Benz car burst into flames near the entrance of Maris Stella High School at about 7.30am on Thursday (13 January).

Black smoke emitted from the blaze, and a few explosions were heard from the burning vehicle. 

According to onlookers, a security guard from the school tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but to no avail.

Eventually, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers arrived on the scene, and were seen putting out the fire.

According to The Straits Times, the driver and her son - a Primary 1 pupil - had managed to get out of the car before it burst into flames. The driver said she was sending her son to the school when they smelled something burning, and her son told her to evacuate quickly.

SCDF officers putting out the fire from a burning car near Maris Stella High School on 13 January 2022. (PHOTO: Courtesy of Wong Min Hao/Yahoo News Singapore)
SCDF officers putting out the fire from a burning car near Maris Stella High School on 13 January 2022. (PHOTO: Courtesy of Wong Min Hao/Yahoo News Singapore)

"On 13 January 2022 at about 7.30am, SCDF was alerted to a fire along Bartley Road. The fire involved a car," SCDF said in a media statement. 

"SCDF extinguished the fire using two compressed air foam backpacks and a hose reel. There were no reported injuries. The cause of fire is under investigation."

Last Friday, a driver had died while trapped in a rented car that caught fire after a collision in a car park at Cassia Crescent, next to the Geylang Police Post.

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