Ad Banner
Advertisement by Open Privilege

Singapore-registered BMW catches fire, driver gets out unhurt

Image Credits: UnsplashImage Credits: Unsplash
  • A Singapore-registered BMW caught fire at the JB checkpoint, but the driver was unhurt.
  • The fire was quickly contained by the checkpoint's emergency response team.
  • The incident underscores the importance of having a fire extinguisher and being prepared for emergencies.

A Singapore-registered car caught fire at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Johor Bahru (JB) on July 8, 2024. The incident, which occurred at the vehicle exit lane leading towards Singapore, fortunately left the Singaporean driver unscathed.

The fire broke out at approximately 8:15 PM, engulfing the vehicle in flames. According to eyewitnesses, the car, identified as a BMW, was seen emitting smoke from the engine before it burst into flames. The Johor Bahru police confirmed that the driver, a Singaporean, managed to escape without any injuries. The Malaysian fire and rescue department believes that the fire originated from the car's engine.

Rapid Response and Containment

Checkpoint staff and the emergency rapid response team at the Sultan Iskandar CIQ Complex quickly attended to the fire. It took about 25 minutes to completely extinguish the blaze. Despite the swift response, the car was reported to be about 60 percent damaged. The incident was captured on video and shared on social media platforms, where viewers could see the vehicle ablaze and checkpoint staff working to control the fire.

Quotes from the Scene

A spokesperson from the Johor Bahru police stated, "The driver was fortunate to escape without any injuries. The fire was contained swiftly by the emergency response team, preventing further damage." Another eyewitness remarked, "It was a terrifying sight, but the quick action of the checkpoint staff ensured that the situation was brought under control."

Importance of Fire Safety

This incident highlights the importance of being prepared for emergencies. The driver, who managed to escape unhurt, emphasized the significance of having a fire extinguisher in the vehicle. "Having a fire extinguisher on hand can make a critical difference in such situations," he said. The car owner plans to revamp the vehicle, including new wiring and a fresh engine bay.

While the sight of a car catching fire is undoubtedly alarming, the swift response from the checkpoint staff and emergency teams ensured that the incident was contained quickly, minimizing damage and preventing injuries. This event serves as a reminder of the importance of vehicle maintenance and emergency preparedness.

Ad Banner
Advertisement by Open Privilege

Read More

Leadership Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
LeadershipJuly 24, 2024 at 10:30:00 PM

How to manage the transition from middle to senior management

Transitioning from middle management to senior leadership is a pivotal step in one's career that demands more than just hard work and dedication....

Finance Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
FinanceJuly 24, 2024 at 12:00:00 PM

Bank worker union starts a national picket over alleged anti-union activities and to fight for fair pay

The National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) in Malaysia has launched a nationwide picket to address pressing issues within the banking sector. The...

Economy Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
EconomyJuly 24, 2024 at 11:30:00 AM

Malaysia's strategic policy reforms attract investors after years of capital outflows

Malaysia has recently emerged as a beacon for investors, thanks to a series of strategic policy reforms aimed at revitalizing its economy. After...

Travel Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
TravelJuly 24, 2024 at 10:30:00 AM

Singapore passport secures top spot as world's most powerful

Singapore has once again ascended to the pinnacle of global passport rankings, reclaiming its position as the world's most powerful passport. This prestigious...

Travel Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
TravelJuly 24, 2024 at 10:00:00 AM

Delta Air Lines warns of prolonged flight cancellations following IT outage

Delta Air Lines has been thrust into a tumultuous period following a global IT outage that has caused widespread flight cancellations and significant...

Real Estate Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
Real EstateJuly 24, 2024 at 9:30:00 AM

CAAS grounds drone operations following One-North condominium crash incident

Singapore's burgeoning drone industry faced a setback on July 19, 2024, when a commercial unmanned aircraft (UA) crash-landed on the grounds of One-North...

Tech Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
TechJuly 24, 2024 at 9:00:00 AM

Netflix mogul Reed Hastings injects $7 million into pro-Kamala Harris super PAC

Reed Hastings, the visionary co-founder of streaming giant Netflix, has made waves in the political arena with a substantial $7 million donation to...

Politics Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
PoliticsJuly 24, 2024 at 9:00:00 AM

Kamala Harris poised to accept Democratic nomination after securing key delegate support

Vice President Kamala Harris has officially secured the Democratic nomination for the 2024 presidential election, marking a significant milestone in her political career...

Tech Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
TechJuly 24, 2024 at 8:30:00 AM

Alphabet exceeds Q2 revenue and profit expectations with strong advertising and cloud services

Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, has once again demonstrated its dominance in the tech industry by surpassing both revenue and profit...

Finance Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
FinanceJuly 24, 2024 at 7:30:00 AM

Wall Street dips as investors await big tech earnings reports

Wall Street experienced a modest decline on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, as investors eagerly awaited earnings reports from tech behemoths Alphabet and Tesla....

Politics Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
PoliticsJuly 24, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM

Harris criticizes Trump’s past-focused agenda in dynamic campaign launch

Vice President Kamala Harris officially launched her 2024 presidential campaign with a powerful critique of former President Donald Trump, accusing him of being...

Politics Singapore
Image Credits: Unsplash
PoliticsJuly 24, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM

Macron delays new French PM appointment until after Paris Olympics 2024

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced his intention to maintain the current centrist caretaker government until after the conclusion of the Paris Olympics...

Ad Banner
Advertisement by Open Privilege
Load More
Ad Banner
Advertisement by Open Privilege