Residents of Cammachmore reported hearing “several large explosions” this afternoon.
Firefighters were sent to the village from Altens fire station at 4.30pm today, after receiving reports that a car was on fire.
Arriving on scene just ten minutes later they used one hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.
A local said: “It did wake our sleepy village up, several large explosions occurred which was quite concerning initially and there was much thick black smoke.
“The fire service did an excellent job, and were soon on the scene and controlled events till all was extinguished.”