BALLARAT police are hunting car thieves who stole, dumped and torched a car in dense bush land at Glen Park.
The vehicle, a Ford Falcon, was found at Nuggety Dam, off Glen Park Road in the Creswick State Forest this morning.
The car was completely destroyed when police located it just after 9am.
It was leaning against a tree, facing towards the dam with debris and shattered glass littered around the area.
The fire which destroyed the car also torched a number of trees nearby, with scorch marks visible more than 10 meters up some trees.
Police said the vehicle was stolen and will be launching an investigation into the theft.
It's not known how long the vehicle has been dumped in that location.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.