Some Northland locals had a lucky escape after their vehicle overheated and caught fire this morning.

A video posted on the Te Kopuru Volunteer Fire Brigade's Facebook page shows a scrub fire in Glinks Gully, which erupted after the vehicle caught fire.

Fire Chief Barbara Searle told the Herald they were called to the fire around 7am this morning.

The Te Kopuru Fire Brigade responds to a car and scrub fire in Glinks Gully. Photo / Supplied
The Te Kopuru Fire Brigade responds to a car and scrub fire in Glinks Gully. Photo / Supplied

"A vehicle overheated and caught fire, and then about a hectare of scrub also caught fire," she said.

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Searle said around six firefighters, with the help of a couple of helicopters, managed to get the fire under control within a couple of hours.

"We had a bit of a mop-up today and it is pretty well out now. We will just be monitoring for hotspots over the next couple of days.

"The people in the vehicle were fine. They managed to get their caravan off and pushed it away so it didn't catch fire too," she said.

"They were pretty gutted at losing their vehicle. They were just locals who had been camping down at the beach."

Crews from both Te Kopuru and Dargaville attended the fire.

Only the shell of the car was left after the blaze. Photo / Supplied
Only the shell of the car was left after the blaze. Photo / Supplied
Around a hectare of scrub caught fire after the vehicle overheated and caught alight. Photo / Supplied
Around a hectare of scrub caught fire after the vehicle overheated and caught alight. Photo / Supplied