No injuries in fire at Downtown Line worksite in Little India

The scene of a fire at the Downtown Line 2 Little India station contruction site, with large black smoke clouds billowing from it. (Photo courtesy of Twitter user @RajidAhamed)

No one was injured in a fire that broke out at a Downtown Line worksite along Race Course Road on Wednesday night.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) told Yahoo Singapore that a “small fire” had broken out at a “localised area” within the worksite of the Downtown Line Little India MRT station.

“There is also no impact to DTL2 construction progress,” added a spokesperson for the LTA, who added that the fire was put out by 10pm, after it first broke out about half an hour earlier.

News of the fire spread quickly on social media, with images of flames engulfing the area and thick black smoke billowing from it emerging from the scene.

The LTA will also be assisting the Singapore Civil Defence Force in its investigations, it added in its statement.

Yahoo Singapore has contacted the SCDF for more information.