A car has been destroyed by fire last night.

A police spokeswoman said police were called to State Highway 29, near Totman Rd in Karapiro, about 5.15pm.

She said the fire was not thought to be suspicious.

A car on fire on State Highway 29 near Karapiro. Image / Supplied
A car on fire on State Highway 29 near Karapiro. Image / Supplied

A passenger in a passing car photographed the blaze.
The car appeared to be billowing huge amounts of white smoke while flames could be seen underneath its engine.

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Flames could also be seen coming from the rear wheel arch.

Fire crews were attempting to control the fire.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokeswoman said crews were at the scene for just under an hour.

A water tanker from Matamata and an appliance from Tirau helped.

She said there were no reported injuries.