At least four people, including an infant, were injured on Thursday after a fire broke out in their Bukit Batok flat early in Singapore. According to reports, the wounded people were taken to the National University Hospital with minor injuries.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Chanel NewsAsia that it was informed about the fire on the second floor of Block 231, Bukit Batok East Avenue 5 at about 3.50 am.
However, SCDF added that the fire was extinguished with a water jet. The preliminary investigations have revealed that the fire was caused by the overnight charging of an electric bicycle.
SCDF has shared a photo that showed that fire had engulfed the living room and corridor.
In a Facebook post, SCDF has urged the users of personal mobility devices, such as electric bicycles, to be vigilant and not to overcharge the battery. The authorities have also asked the users to avoid charging their phones overnight.
SCDF have asked the users not to place their batteries near combustible materials while charging.