FIREFIGHTERS were called to High Street, Cosham, to tackle a car fire.
One crew from Cosham was called to the incident near the train station at 3.43pm today.
They believe the fire in the Aquacars silver Fiat Twingo was caused by a fault in the accelerator.
A section of the pavement was closed for a brief period while firefighters dealt with the incident.
Passers-by said the whole street filled with smoke.
The incident was cleared by 4pm.