7 saved after e-bike spark fire in their home, Singapore News & Top stories

A family of seven people had to be rescued after an electric bicycle had exploded, causing a fire in their home on Saturday night.

In response to questions, the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) said it responded to the incident on the eighth floor of 34 Woodlands Drive 16 at about 21.35.

The SCDF said that the fire, which involved an e-bike, was extinguished with an internal hose reel.

A person was taken to the Khoo Teck Puat hospital.

The Straits Times understands that the family was at home when the explosion occurred in the unit in the executive apartment complex Forestville.

Among the saved were a 60-year-old woman and three children between three and eight years old.

The cause of the explosion is unknown. The SCDF said that the cause of the fire is being investigated.

Last month, charging an e-bike was identified as the likely cause of a fire that flooded a terraced house in Little India. On August 14, also in Woodlands, an e-scooter caught fire after sparks flew when the plug was pulled out of the charging socket.

According to SCDF's figures released in February, the number of e-scooter firing increased to 40 last year, up from a year earlier.

Tee Zhuo

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