Taxi catches fire in KPE tunnel, no injuries reported

Taxi catches fire in KPE tunnel, no injuries reported

A vehicle believed to be a TransCab taxi on fire in the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway tunnel on Tuesday (Aug 29). (Photo: Channel NewsAsia reader)
SINGAPORE: A taxi caught fire on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) on Tuesday evening (Aug 29), filling the tunnel with smoke. SCDF said it was alerted to the fire in the KPE tunnel towards the Tampines Expressway (TPE) and before the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) exit at around 7pm. It dispatched one fire engine and one support vehicle.
"The fire, which involves the engine compartment of a taxi, was extinguished by a member of public using a hose reel prior to SCDF arrival," SCDF said.The fire was put out at 7.55pm. "There are no reported injuries," SCDF added.Accident on KPE (towards TPE) after ECP Entrance. Avoid lane 4— LTATrafficNews (@LTAtrafficnews) August 29, 2017
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) tweeted at 7.20pm that there was an accident in the KPE towards TPE, and urged motorists to avoid Lane 4. 
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