Wow, VivoCity need to harden their floors, this proof how heavy a firetruck can be.
A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) fire engine sunk into the courtyard outside of shopping mall VivoCity on Monday evening (Jan 19), cracking several tiles on the pavement.
An SCDF spokesperson said that at around 6.05pm, the fire engine was moving off after a fire safety inspection when its rear wheels sank.
A member of the public who declined to be named, sent in pictures, and said the fire engine was stuck outside of Tangs. The area around it was barricaded by 6:45pm, Channel NewsAsia understands. A tow truck was on the scene by 7:20pm, and water was being drained from the fire engine, according to the eye-witness.
SCDF worked with contractors to remove the engine safely, and at 1.35am, it was “lifted out of the courtyard at VivoCity” and towed back to the fire station. The fire engine returned to the Marina Bay Fire Station at about 2am, added SCDF.
SCDF also added that it is investigating the incident and will work closely with the management of the shopping mall. Said a spokesperson from VivoCity’s management Mapletree Commercial Property Management Pte Ltd: “We are working closely with the authorities to handle the situation. We are investigating the incident and it’s business as usual at VivoCity.”
There were four people on board the fire engine at the time, but no one was injured.