A car caught fire at a car park at Lorong 4 Toa Payoh on Monday (Oct 19) morning.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the fire at 8.50am, and dispatched a fire engine, a Red Rhino and two fire bikes to the scene.
There were no reported injuries.
In a video sent to Channel NewsAsia, flames were seen engulfing the bonnet of a champagne-coloured Hyundai Avante. There were cars parked beside the burning vehicle.
A SCDF officer can be seen putting out the fire, resulting in a plume of smoke rising high above the open-air car park.
Mr Yek Hock Nguong, 42, a kitchen assistant at a coffee shop nearby, heard from his colleagues that a car was on fire. According to them, smoke was coming out from the bonnet of the car. The owner, whom Mr Yek described as a Chinese man in his late 50s, opened the bonnet and realised that there was a fire inside before closing it.
Mr Yek took two small fire extinguishers from the coffee shop, and together with the owner, they tried to put out the fire.
However, the fire grew bigger and the extinguishers ran out. They then used a fire hose but to no avail either.
According to Mr Yek, the SCDF took about 20 minutes to arrive and took about 15 minutes to put the fire out.