Car catches fire in Wanaka

A car caught fire shortly after pulling into the Dungarvon St car park in Wanaka yesterday morning.

Bystanders helped the female owner of the red Peugeot get her dog and belongings out of the vehicle about 8am.

The fire under the bonnet of the car also damaged another vehicle, a Subaru Impreza, before being extinguished by members of the Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Police said the cause of the fire was not known at this stage.

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