Car fires keep fire crews busy

TWO car fires in the space of less than 12 hours has kept local fire crews busy.

According to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), crews were called to South Yunderup before 9am Saturday morning with reports of a four-wheel-drive on fire.

Nearby resident Sara Klute said she heard a loud bang before going outside to see the vehicle up in flames.

Firefighters attended the scene but the car fire was extinguished by residents before their arrival.

There was no one in the car at the time of the fire.

A damage bill is yet to be estimated and the cause has been deemed not suspicious.

The car fire is the second in the space of less than 12 hours after a sedan went up in smoke after 10.30pm on Friday night.

A DFES media spokesperson said crews were called to Hazlett Lane in Dawesville to find the vehicle fully engulfed.

At this stage there are allegations the vehicle had been involved in an earlier crash, but nothing has been confirmed.

Crews were able to douse the fire but the car was completely gutted.

The damage bill is estimated at $5000.

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