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Garbage truck catches fire, ironically, on Burn Road

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A garbage truck burst into flames and set off a string of mini explosions in Macpherson earlier this week. 

According to the Singapore Civil Defence Force via, one person was injured in the incident and taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated. 

A 42-second clip of the trash truck in flames was posted to the Facebook group on Wednesday (Feb 2), though it is not stated when the fire occurred, except that it happened – rather ironically – along Burn Road, at the junction of Playfair Road. 

Commenters speculated that “a pack of batteries” or “a carton of firecrackers” might have been inside the refuse collection truck, causing the explosions. 

Firecrackers are banned in Singapore, and possession, distribution or use of them is punishable by a jail term and caning.