Cause of ute fire unknown

A MAN on his way to work had the fright of his life when his four-wheel-drive went up in flames.

The man was driving his Nissan Patrol ute on Range Road at Upper Corindi about 8.15am today when he smelt something burning, according to the Rural Fire Service.

He pulled over and the vehicle caught fire, initially in the engine bay, but then it then quickly spread to consume the ute.

The man dialled 000 and the Corindi RFS brigade was dispatched to the scene to extinguish the blaze.

The driver was not injured in the incident.

"We haven’t ascertained what the cause of the fire was but obviously we inform the police when these types of incidents occur," said Inspector Marty Thick from the RFS.

Elsewhere, RFS crews were also called to a burnt-out sedan on Little Hydes Creek Road at Gleniffer on Sunday night.

The destroyed vehicle, which could not be identified, was discovered at 6.40pm.

Police inquiries continue.
 



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