A person has been arrested after fleeing the scene of a fiery crash near Hastings.

Police were called about 1am on Friday, when a car went through a give way sign, crashed, and caught fire. The incident occurred in Paki Paki, where Maraekakaho Road meets the Hawke's Bay Expressway.

The occupants of the car fled the scene on foot, a police spokesperson said.

An arrest was made in relation to the incident. Further information was not immediately available.