Commuters on the Waikato Expressway got a fright this evening when they saw a car engulfed in flames on the side of the road.
Fire and Emergency say firefighters were called to the fire near the Tahuna off-ramp at 6.15pm.
When they arrived the fire was “well-involved” and all the car’s occupants had escaped the vehicle unharmed.
It is not known how the fire began and it took firefighters close to an hour to extinguish the blaze.
Rachel Maher is an Auckland-based reporter who covers breaking news. She has worked for the Herald since 2022.