FIREFIGHTERS have extinguished a car which caught fire on Paling St in Ballarat North this morning.
Police were also on the scene to attend the blaze which completely consumed the red hatchback.
Paling St resident Darren Exon said the eruption was so loud he thought a bomb had gone off.
He sent in a series of photos of the fire to The Courier.
"I heard a few people screaming then I heard the car explode," he said.
"The whole car was engulfed in flames, no one was in the car . It was like they poured fuel on it and then lit it."