Most fires start in engine

Most fires start in engine

SINGAPORE - The primary cause of vehicle fires is overheating and electrical faults in the engine compartment, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

The SCDF said most fires happen while the vehicles are on the road.

Vehicle owners are advised to have a fire extinguisher on board as most fires start small but develop rapidly due to the presence of flammables.


The SCDF also has some tips on dealing with vehicle fires.

Pull over safely to the side of the road.

Turn off ignition and evacuate everyone from the vehicle.

For prevention, service your vehicle regularly at authorised vehicle workshops.

Owners should also conduct visual checks for any sign of oil leaks.

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