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Car fire on Lytton Road

ENGULFED: The man driving this station wagon along Lytton Road last night told firefighters he noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment. After he pulled over to the side of the road near Harry Barker Reserve entrance, the vehicle burst into flames. Fire and Emergency NZ got the call about it at around 8pm. “The vehicle was well alight when we got there,” a senior firefighter said. “It sustained 80 percent damage.” The cause has not yet been determined.

Picture from video footage

ENGULFED: The man driving this station wagon along Lytton Road last night told firefighters he noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment. After he pulled over to the side of the road near Harry Barker Reserve entrance, the vehicle burst into flames. Fire and Emergency NZ got the call about it at around 8pm. 'The vehicle was well alight when we got there,' a senior firefighter said. 'It sustained 80 percent damage.' The cause has not yet been determined. Picture from video footage