3:08pm

: Fire fighters are using foam to put out a fire which engulfed the back of a car which was parked right beside a house.

A reporter at the scene said the fire had destroyed the back half of the car.

Two fire trucks and a police unit were at the scene.

A neighbour said the owner raced out of his house to find his car up in flames

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EARLIER: Reports are coming in of a car on fire in Otumoetai.

Firefighters have been called to Grange Rd following reports of at least three cars on fire but it is understood there is just one.

More soon.