Mystery of burning road dividers on PIE stretch solved after two years

SINGAPORE – A mysterious increase in the number of fires along a stretch of the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) in 2019 had puzzled authorities, who spent two years getting to the literal root of the problem.

Of the 213 vegetation fires that year, 51 percent occurred along the 6.5-mile stretch between Eng Neo Avenue and the Central Expressway exits from PIE.

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