Car catches fire in Roslyn

A parked car caught fire in a suburb of Dunedin tonight.

A witness said she was walking to the Roslyn Fresh Choice when she saw smoke billowing from the hood of a BMW SUV parked on City Rd, between Erin St and Highgate at around 5:40pm.

“I was like ‘oh s***, that car looks like it’s on fire,'” she said.

When she called Fire and Emergency New Zealand, the car burst into flames.

It was lucky the tree above didn’t catch fire, the witness said.

As of 5:50 p.m., firefighters were battling the fire and using cutting equipment to get into the interior of the car, the witness said.