A YOUNG couple and their child escaped a burning car while driving through Toormina on Saturday morning.

Residents flagged the driver of the VT Holden Commodore down when flames were noticed coming from the back of the vehicle.

After stopping, they watched helplessly from an embankment as their car was totally destroyed.

It's believed they had just been shopping before the incident.

Calls for assistance were still coming in as fire brigade personnel headed to the scene.

An officer said the plume of smoke could be seen across town.

There were no injuries.

No cause for the fire has yet been determined and inquiries are continuing.



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