A CAR has been totally destroyed following a fire that started in the vehicle’s engine in the early hours of the morning.
Firefighters were called to Shaftesbury Avenue in Purbrook, Waterlooville, just before 4am today.
A driver and passenger had been in the Peugeot 307 at the time the blaze started, but managed to get themselves out when it did, before dialling 999.
A spokesman from Cosham Fire Station said: ‘Two of our firefighters used breathing apparatus and one hose reel yet to extinguish the fire.
‘The car was totally gutted.’
Firefighters then worked to make the scene safe.