Utility goes up in flames in Golden Square

AN engine fault sent a vehicle up in flames in Golden Square yesterday afternoon.

The two occupants of the Holden utility escaped unharmed when the car’s engine caught fire at 4.50pm on High Street.

CFA Station Officer Rick Flood said the car’s fuel pump leaked fuel, despite the vehicle being turned off.

The hot engine then ignited the fuel.

Two fire units attended the scene and extinguished the flames.

Mr Flood said the fire caused some minor disruptions to traffic on the busy street.

Response: CFA members douse the burning car in High Street yesterday. Picture: Apex Imagery

Response: CFA members douse the burning car in High Street yesterday. Picture: Apex Imagery

Addy reader Deb snapped this pic of the car fire on her phone and sent it in via the Addy's iPhone app.

Addy reader Deb snapped this pic of the car fire on her phone and sent it in via the Addy's iPhone app.