Dramatic footage of firefighters battling a car fire overnight in Dunedin has emerged and emergency services say the blaze is suspicious.

About 11pm when firefighters from St Kilda and Dunedin got to the silver Mazda 626 at one end of the Tahuna Park Showgrounds, it was ablaze.

The dramatic video was captured by freelance videographers Southern Stringers. Two firefighters can be seen standing close to the car and spraying it with water as flames and smoke pours from its skeleton.

Police are now asking calling for anyone who saw the Mazda 626 acting suspiciously in the St Kilda area last night to come forward.

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Information can be shared with Dunedin Police on 03 471 4800 or anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.