Dunedin firefighters put out a car fire in Wolseley
St, near the intersection with Cumberland St, at 12.20pm
The parked Toyota Caldina station wagon was extensively
damaged in the fire, which was believed to have been caused
by an electrical fault.
The owner, who did not wish to be identified, said he was
sitting in the uninsured vehicle when it began to fill with
''I got straight out and called the fire brigade on my
cellphone,'' he said.
A Fire Service spokesman described the fire as ''one of those
freak electrical things''.