A driver was able to escape her burning car as passers-by helped extinguish the flames at a busy Ballarat intersection.
Fire crews arrived to the Mair Street and Doveton Street intersection just after 9.30am on Sunday to find the car alight - witnesses said the flames were visible from blocks away.
Fire Rescue Victoria's senior station officer Cory Woodyatt said it was "fantastic" that bystanders were able to help.
"The occupant of the vehicle had pulled up to the traffic lights and was alerted by a couple of bystanders," he said.
"They've immediately got her to put the vehicle in park, they've taken her out of the car, and there were a couple of other bystanders who used dry-chem extinguishers out of their own vehicles to do the initial knockdown on the car."
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He said the occupant was uninjured, but a little shocked.
"A very lucky lady, fortunate the bystanders were able to flag her out of the car and she hadn't driven on any further up the road."
A ruptured fuel line fed the fire, he added, but the cause is still under investigation.
Elsewhere in Ballarat, a burnt-out car was found on Barkly Street in Mount Pleasant on Friday night - a CFA spokesperson said the car was found involved about 11.55pm on Barkly Street at the Mount Pleasant Reserve car park.
"Police are investigating the circumstances of the fire and the vehicle's contents," they said in a statement. "No buildings were impacted by the fire."
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